By: MaryJo Kishel, Esq.*
When you’ve invested substantial resources in developing the knowledge and skills of those you employ or engage, you should take action to insure your ownership of the intellectual property produced and discovered by them. Businesses often assume that the work product developed by their employees and contractors are wholly owned by the businesses that employ or engage them. Without including the proper language in an employment or independent contractor agreement and/or an employee policy manual, however, that may not be the case.