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When do employers own the IP derived from an employee’s work?

Employee Preston accepted employment at Marathon Oil Company under a written contract with an express “at-will” term of employment. After Preston began employment, Marathon asked Preston to sign a separate written employment agreement that, among other things, assigned to Marathon all “Intellectual Property” defined in...

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Maryland long-arm snags California company on copyright infringement claim

American Home Realty Network (“AHRN”), based in California, operates a website that displays photos of residential home for sale and that facilitates real estate agent referrals and home sales. Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (“MRIS”), based in Maryland. MRIS facilitates real estate transactions in the mid-Atlantic...

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