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By vtuggle ·
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If a person has got knowledge that nobody else has yet and everybody wants now, what is the best way for him to protect himself so that his knowledge does not become common knowledge without him receiving some kind of monetary security?

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by compaqer In reply to Personal Protection

a patent is probably the best approach if you want to licence your idea to other people for money. However, you must be able to prove your idea is novel and new.

If you simply want to prevent anyone else from using your idea, and you aren't interested in getting royalties from other people for your idea, then you might consider things like copyright or trade mark.

You need to talk to a lawyer.
Good luck,
Jerry

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by bennettpb In reply to Personal Protection

It may not be the answer you want, but if you have knowledge relating to the job you were hired to do, it already belongs to the company. That is why they are paying you. If it is an issue regarding something other than your work, trademark it or (if applicable), submit it for a patent.

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by MCSE Lee In reply to Personal Protection

As it's rather unclear just what type of "knowledge", and if/how it pertains to your employment, it's difficult to say how to proceed. As in Answer #2, if this is knowledge that you acquired as a direct result of your employment, then it probably belongs to the company. If, on the other hand, it is truly your intellectual property, then get a lawyer immediately! ...preferably one with experience in copyright/patent law. It will cost you a bit up front, but will likely be well worth the investment down the road.

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by docken In reply to Personal Protection

First thing to do is copy your information once, go to a notary, pay the few dollars.
Take the notary stamped origanls and mail them to yourself regestered mail.
DON'T OPEN THEM, PUT THEM IN A SAFE PLACE.
Now take the copies to someone like ideas.com. Then if someone tries to ripe you off take your regestered unoppen letter and go to a good attorney and you will still make your money. I hope this helped you, it has helped others fight back.
Ideas.com is only one place, shop around.

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