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1. We are a startup and we have built a product based on past experience. One past employer is threatening of legal case on the product claiming some similarity, and states they own the right(Nothing legally defined). How to protect ourself?
2. Writing our own product based on past experience with probably some similarity is an issue?
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A. dear client in your matter If you have signed an agreement during the employment on this then you may not be able to do this. If your ex employer has a copyright or patent to this then also you cannot. You see you must consult an expert lawyer get your product vetted out otherwise you may fall in legal trouble later on.

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Deepak Bade

Experience: 9 Year(s)

Responded 1 month ago

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A. The answer to this question lies in the facts that what have you developed, what are your relations with the previous employer and what legal rights your previous employer has?
If you have signed an agreement during the employment on this then you may not be able to do this. If your ex employer has a copyright or patent to this then also you cannot.
You see you must consult an expert lawyer get your product vetted out otherwise you may fall in legal trouble later on.

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Anonymous

Replied 1 year ago

There is no copyright or patent owned by employer. No specific agreement. Who is best person to talk on this? Pls advice

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Abhimanyu Shandilya

Experience: 14 Year(s)

Replied 1 year ago

You can consult with me. Raise a request with Vidhikarya or post you matter. I shall respond to it and then we can take it further. JFYI it will be paid consultation.

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