Orlando, FL asked in Intellectual Property and Internet Law for Florida

Q: If I test my app on a company phone, does the company have a claim to the IP?

If I used my own personal computer to write the code for an app, but tested the app on a company phone, do they have any claim to it? Wouldn't that be the same as downloading an app from the app store in terms of not having a claim to IP?

1 Lawyer Answer
Ayesha Chidolue
Ayesha Chidolue
  • Lake Mary, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The answer will largely depend on if you built the app for your company or while working for your company for their benefit and also what if any, your employment agreement or handbook states about Intellectual Property while working for the company. I suggest you contact an attorney so your employer requirements may be reviewed. Hope this helps.

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