competitive business shall mean any business that sells or provides or attempts to sell or provide products or services the same as or substantially similar to the products or services sold or provided by Employer during Employees employment hereunder, and the term Restricted Territory shall mean any state or other geographical area in which Employer sells products or provides services during Employees employment hereunder.
(c) Non-Solicitation of Employees. During the term of Employees employment and for a period of 18 months after the termination of Employees employment with Employer, regardless of the reason therefor, Employee shall not directly or indirectly, for Employee, or on behalf of, or in conjunction with, any other person, company, partnership, corporation, or governmental entity, solicit for employment, seek to hire, or hire any person or persons who is employed by or was employed by Employer within 12 months of the termination of Employees employment for the purpose of having any such employee engage in services that are the same as or similar or related to the services that such employee provided for Employer.
(d) Confidential Information. Employee shall maintain in strict secrecy all confidential or trade secret information relating to the business of Employer (the Confidential Information) obtained by Employee in the course of Employees employment, and Employee shall not, unless first authorized in writing by Employer, disclose to, or use for Employees benefit or for the benefit of, any person, firm, or entity at any time either during or subsequent to the term of Employees employment, any Confidential Information, except as required in the performance of Employees duties on behalf of Employer. For purposes hereof, Confidential Information shall include without limitation any materials, trade secrets, knowledge, or information with respect to management, operational, or investment policies and practices of Employer; any business methods or forms; any names or addresses of customers or data on customers or suppliers; and any business policies or other information relating to or dealing with the management, operational, or investment policies or practices of Employer.
(e) Return of Books, Records, Papers, and Equipment. Upon the termination of Employees employment with Employer for any reason, Employee shall deliver promptly to Employer all written and electronic files, lists, books, records, manuals, memoranda, drawings, and specifications; all cost, pricing, and other financial data; all other written or printed materials and computers, cell phones, PDAs, and other equipment that are the property of Employer (and any copies of them); and all other materials that may contain Confidential Information relating to the business of Employer, which Employee may then have in Employees possession or control, whether prepared by Employee or not.
(f) Disclosure of Information. Employee shall disclose promptly to Employer, or its nominee, any and all ideas, designs, processes, and improvements of any kind relating to the business of Employer, whether patentable or not, conceived or made by Employee, either alone or jointly with others, during working hours or otherwise, during the entire period of Employees employment with Employer or within six months thereafter.
(g) Assignment. Employee hereby assigns to Employer or its nominee, the entire right, title, and interest in and to all inventions, discoveries, and improvements, whether patentable or not, that Employee may conceive or make during Employees employment with Employer, or within six months thereafter, and which relate to the business of Employer.