Securing Employer IP Rights in a Hybrid and Mobile Work Environment

8 minute read | January.11.2023

In this Corporate Counsel article, Partner Sarah Schaedler and Of Counsel Jennifer Criss provide an in-depth analysis of what employers can do to protect the IP created by their employees in today’s fast-changing hybrid work environment. Associates Jose Lamarque and David Devich also collaborated on the article.

The article advises employers to be particularly mindful of varying state statutes that may impact the way IP protections apply, a challenge in a “fluid work environment.”

“Overall, employers can minimize future intellectual property ownership issues by ensuring their invention assignment forms are comprehensive and uniform for all employees, complete with all state-specific exceptions, and by permissibly monitoring employee residences and relocations,” the article concludes.