Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Just t confirm you re an employee rather than self employed?
I will be an employee of the Energy/Infrastructure company, but I guess if I start an App company I would also be self employed. I am not sure whether the App company would be ltd or I'd do it as a sole trader.
Hello, you should not be too worried about this clause because this would only apply for inventions or copyright created ‘in the course’ of your employment with that company. This does not mean anything you do whilst you are employed by them, it would only cover things that are created whilst you are performing your job with them, so things that may get created whilst you are undertaking your duties for that employer. It will not cover things you have created in your own time, which are not done whilst you are performing your job, or if you did not use their resources.
So as long as you keep your other business interests entirely separate from the company, do it in your own time and using your own resources and not in company time, then th employer will have no right to claim over them.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
Thanks thats great and what I thought :)
you are welcome, all the best