(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.
(h) Equitable Relief. In the event a violation of any of the restrictions contained in this Section is established, Employer shall be entitled to preliminary and permanent injunctive relief as well as damages and an equitable accounting of all earnings, profits, and other benefits arising from such violation, which right shall be cumulative and in addition to any other rights or remedies to which Employer may be entitled. In the event of a violation of any provision of subsection (b), (c), (f), or (g) of this Section, the period for which those provisions would remain in effect shall be extended for a period of time equal to that period beginning when such violation commenced and ending when the activities constituting such violation shall have been finally terminated in good faith.
(i) Restrictions Separable. If the scope of any provision of this Agreement (whether in this Section 5 or otherwise) is found by a Court to be too broad to permit enforcement to its full extent, then such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law. The parties agree that the scope of any provision of this Agreement may be modified by a judge in any proceeding to enforce this Agreement, so that such provision can be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law. Each and every restriction set forth in this Section 5 is independent and severable from the others, and no such restriction shall be rendered unenforceable by virtue of the fact that, for any reason, any other or others of them may be unenforceable in whole or in part.