How should I protect my precious ideas?
December 9, 2011 12:49 PM Subscribe
How should I handle a potential contractual situation where I want to protect my own previous ideas and work?
posted by Rabarberofficer to work & money (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Ie: Through work I have to attent an education where we're obliged to sign contracts to not develop "similar products". But I have several developing ideas for product that may or may not be similar.
As far as I understand, if I have an similar idea (or product) previous to the education it's OK. But if I develop the idea after the education, I'm (more or less) f---ed.
The education is in short notice. What can I do to protect my potential future products?
(Unfortunately I can't skip the education - that's not possible. If I could, I would.)
I'm pondering to make an video of myself, outlining the product-ideas. Or print an document outlining the products I'm developing. But how would this stand up if I ever need to go to court?
What - dear Hive - would you do in this situation?