New York, NY asked in Employment Law for New York

Q: I need advice on a Form Invention Assignment Agreement before signing.

I'm starting a new job and they want me to sign an Invention Assignment Agreement. A lot of the document legalese goes clean over my head but the wording is intimidating and makes it sound like I won't own anything I create, regardless of the Inventions ties to the company itself. I want to make sure I'm not making a mistake by signing this document as is.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: An employment attorney should advise here, but your question remains open for three weeks. At this point, you could reach out to employment attorneys to discuss. The format of this Q & A board is quick general questions, and it could be difficult for an attorney to offer meaningful guidance without seeing the agreement - that's probably why the question remained open. You could search independently online, or you could use the tab above (Find-a-Lawyer) to reach out to employment attorneys listed here - those arrangements would be between you and the attorney. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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