My question is more general in nature and deals with time limits. I am speaking of those contracts you sign before or during the course of employment that deal with invention rights after you quit, get laid off, or get fired from your employer. Most all of them have language stating that during and after your employment with CompanyNameHere you give up all rights to any inventions, ideas, mask works, etc. made or conceived in connection with the performances duties at CompanyNameHere. Some of them include copyrights in addition to inventions as well. My question is in general about the time after your employement.
One I had actually said it was for ever, some of them I have seen have absolutely NO TIME LIMITS in the contract, some have 1, 2, or 3 years, and I have heard of a couple companies that actually ask you to agree a decade time limit. Here is my question and I would like as many legal experts across the entire USA to weigh in on your state...
What is the longest time limit in years or months AFTER EMPLOYMENT that you have ever heard a judge or jury granting the CompanyNameHere rights to Post Employment Inventions???
Thanks in advance,