Employee Confidentiality And Proprietary Rights Agreement

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Employers should make sure their agreements describe the protected information, instead of just saying, “All information about XYZ companies.” Also known as proprietary invention information and assignment agreements (or PIIAAs), confidential information agreements and assignment inventions ensure that intellectual property and other proprietary rights created by employees during their employment are transferred to the employer. Another proven method is to sign and countersign two copies of the agreement so that both the employer and the worker keep the signed originals. Alternatively, staff members should immediately receive a paper or digital photocopy of the signed and countersigned agreement for their documents.