Viterbi Startup Garage: Open Legal Clinic: Employee/Independent Contractor IP Assignment Contracts

Who: Dustin Szakalski (Partner – Intellectual Property at Lewis Roca)

What: Failing to include the appropriate language in employment contracts regarding IP ownership, or improperly distinguishing between employees and independent contractors, can present significant legal challenges. In this session, we will discuss the factors that determine whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor, the requirements for copyrighted works (such as software code) to be considered “works made for hire,” and important assignment and ownership clauses to include in contracts for employees and independent contractors to ensure that all IP rights are owned by the company.

When: 12/15/2021, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM PT

Where: Zoom (Register For Link)

Published on December 8th, 2021

Last updated on December 9th, 2021