posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:42 PM
So I started a business with a good friend of mine, and he has been out in the world talking to people and making contacts - unfortunately, we think
some of our tech may have been used and patented by other companies.
I have also recently started on a project where the intellectual property might be worth something, as it is gathering interest. Once again, I have a
business partner who I trust completely - but other people are going to get involved.
I guess two questions - would doing something like sending a .pdf file to myself in my e-mail be enough proof that the concepts were under copywright?
Does anyone remember the old method of copywrighting where you mail yourself something and the date stamp on the envelope was enough to prove it in
Why not use your own e-mail records for the same thing? Does anyone know about this?
At any rate, the main concern I have is proper etiquette. I hate the feeling of not being open with people or them not being open with me, and being
paranoid and unsure about what is appropriate or not -
Any suggestions? The marketing manager I work with is having everyone write personal mission statements that include any hidden agendas they might
have, for example, so they are out in the open and can be worked with instead of finding out about them later.
Also, really dumb not to just have Open Source stuff, it would be so much less of a headache.
edit on 3-7-2013 by darkbake because: (no reason