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nomii
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nomii,
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3/6/2015 | 1:12:06 AM
Re: Who owns the IP?
I can only hope that someday there would be companies who give the developers some percentage of shares in the product they develop. This will encourage resources to come up with better ideas and put their best efforts in making them a success.
kstaron
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2/27/2015 | 12:46:01 PM
Re: Who owns the IP?
That was what I was thinking. What do the developers get out of it, other than time to play with ideas on the clock? I imagine Windows owns it, but I hope the creators get something reasonable out of it. Some of the apps looked like they could fill a gap and be useful. While it's nice to say you developed this app on your resume, It's also good to get some money for the product you created.
nomii
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2/27/2015 | 2:49:44 AM
Re: Who owns the IP?
I think the employees would only be rewarded with bonus instead of partnership in the intellectual property. I that would have been so, every new idea or venture from every company including Google, Apple would have been conceived by the owner or CEO of the company.
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2/26/2015 | 6:46:20 PM
Who owns the IP?
No mention, however, as to who owns the intellectual property created by the MS employees in the "Garage" endeavors.  I'm curious as to the wording of the agreement/contract between MS and its "innovative" employees.  Does the employee actually own his/her intellectual property, or does MS take everything for its own profit making ventures?


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