assistance (including the giving of testimony) to obtain the Inventions for the Companies’ benefit.
(ii)In addition, the Inventions are deemed Work for Hire, as such term is defined under the copyright laws of the United States, on behalf of the Companies, and Participant agrees that the Companies are the sole owners of the Inventions and all underlying rights therein, in all media now known or hereinafter devised, throughout the universe and in perpetuity without any further obligations to Participant. If the Inventions, or any portion thereof, are deemed not to be Work for Hire, or the rights in such Inventions do not otherwise automatically vest in the Companies, Participant hereby irrevocably conveys, transfers and assigns to the Companies all rights, in all media now known or hereinafter devised, throughout the universe and in perpetuity, in and to the Inventions, including, without limitation, all of Participant’s right, title and interest in the copyrights (and all renewals, revivals and extensions thereof) to the Inventions, including, without limitation, all rights of any kind or any nature now or hereafter recognized, including, without limitation, the unrestricted right to make modifications, adaptations and revisions to the Inventions, to exploit and allow others to exploit the Inventions and all rights to sue at law or in equity for any infringement, or other unauthorized use or conduct in derogation of the Inventions, known or unknown, before the date hereof, including, without limitation, the right to receive all proceeds and damages therefrom. In addition, Participant hereby waives any so-called “moral rights” with respect to the Inventions. To the extent that Participant has any rights in the results and proceeds of Participant’s service to the Companies that cannot be assigned in the manner described herein, Participant agrees to unconditionally waive the enforcement of such rights. Participant hereby waives any and all currently existing and future monetary rights in and to the Inventions and all patents and other registrations for intellectual property that may issue thereon, including, without limitation, any rights that would otherwise accrue to Participant’s benefit by virtue of Participant being an employee of or other service provider to any of the Companies.
(c)Return of Companies’ Property and Companies’ Information. Participant agrees to return, promptly following the termination of Participant’s employment with or service to any of the Companies, or earlier if directed by any of the Companies, any and all of the Companies’ property in Participant’s possession, as well as any and all records, files, correspondence, reports and computer disks relating to any of the Companies’ operations, products and potential products, marketing, research and development, production and general business plans, customer information, accounting and financial information, distribution, sales, and confidential cost and price characteristics and policies in Participant’s possession (including on any personal computer).
(d)Whistleblower Protection. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to conflict with the whistleblower provisions of any United States federal, state or local law or regulation, including but not limited to Rule 21F-17 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or § 1833(b) of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Accordingly, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, nothing in this Agreement shall prohibit Participant from reporting possible violations of United States federal, state or local law or regulation to any United States federal, state or local governmental agency or entity, including but not limited to the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Congress, and any agency Inspector General, or to an attorney, or from making other disclosures that are protected under the