In recent years, I have come to learn that what's in my mind, what I have either learned on my own or been trained to understand is owned and can not
Can not share trade secrets that came from me!!
They will sue my brain.
A little insight into what I am talking about.......
A trade secret is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, or compilation of information which is not generally known or
reasonably ascertainable, by which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers. In the US, trade secret law is primarily
handled at the state level under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which most states have adopted, and a federal law, the Economic Espionage Act of 1996
(18 U.S.C. §§ 1831–1839), which makes the theft or misappropriation of a trade secret a federal crime. This law contains two provisions
criminalizing two sorts of activity. The first, 18 U.S.C. § 1831(a), criminalizes the theft of trade secrets to benefit foreign powers. The second,
18 U.S.C. § 1832, criminalizes their theft for commercial or economic purposes. (The statutory penalties are different for the two offenses.) Trade
secret law varies from country to country.:150–153
Yes, don't go all Rand Paul on me.
I bring this up because several years ago, I was let go from this company for inappropriate behavior,go figure.
So, for the last several years I floated around ,working with other various companies, getting training from them and what not, also figuring stuff
out on my own.
So, now, here soon, I will be back with the original company that let me go and they already have asked me what I know about the competitors ,for lack
of a better word,stuff.
I know what I know, and alot of it I figured out on my own.
I didn't steal from anyone,not like I pirated a movie or something.
Then ,just looking around , I found this....
What is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images
used in commerce.
IP is protected in law by, for example, patents, copyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they
invent or create. By striking the right balance between the interests of innovators and the wider public interest, the IP system aims to foster an
environment in which creativity and innovation can flourish.
Shouldn't I be protected under this.
Just throwing it out there and thinking this pooch is getting screwed.
But, I am thankful for getting a job again.