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  1. I discussed this point at considerable length with my lawyer after I found my business thrown into some very unusual circumstances.

    IP law rules that unless a contract has been entered into to the contrary, the IP is the property of the inventor. In the case of software – where the inventor has not shared his source code, there is no practical way anyone else can ‘take’ your invention off you – therefore there is no burden on you – and legally, you own the stuff anyway.

    Keep in mind this is Australian Legislation but I should imagine it would be the same in the states – and that my experience is purely in the software context.}

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