distributor or other business contact of the Company or any subsidiary to cancel, curtail or otherwise adversely change its relationship with the Company or its subsidiaries as it relates, directly or indirectly, to the Protected Business.
d. Acknowledgment. Executive hereby acknowledges that the provisions of this Section 2 are reasonable and necessary to protect the legitimate interests of the Company and that any violation of this Section 2 by Executive may cause substantial and irreparable harm to the Company to such an extent that monetary damages alone would be an inadequate remedy therefor.
e. Assistance is Prohibited. Executive further agrees that Executive will not, directly or indirectly, assist or encourage any other person in carrying out, directly or indirectly, any activity that would be prohibited by the above provisions of this Section 2 if such activity were carried out by Executive, directly or indirectly, or induce any employee, or former employee of the Company to carry out, directly or indirectly, any such activity.
f. Blue Pencil Doctrine. If the duration of, the scope of or any business activity covered by any provision of this Section 2 is in excess of what is determined to be valid and enforceable under applicable law, such provision shall be construed to cover only that duration, scope or activity that is determined to be valid and enforceable. Executive hereby acknowledges that this Section 2 shall be given the construction which renders its provisions valid and enforceable to the maximum extent, snot exceeding its express terms, possible under applicable law.
3. Non-Disparagement. The Executive agrees not to disparage the Company, any of its products, services, or practices, or any of its directors, officers, agents, representatives, partners, members, equity holders, or affiliates, either orally or in writing, at any time; provided, that the Executive may confer in confidence with the Executives legal representatives and make truthful statements as required by law.
4. Ownership of Inventions.
a. Inventions. Subject to the limitations in Section 4(c) below, the Company will own all rights, title and interest in and to (i) any invention, innovation, manufacturing process, trade secret, design, idea or improvement related, directly or indirectly, to the Companys business, or any part thereof, and (ii) all copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade names which Executive develops or creates, in whole or in part in the course of Executives employment or engagement with the Company (referred to as Inventions). Subject to the limitations in Section 4(c) below, Executive will, and hereby does, assign to the Company, without requirement of further writing and without royalty or any other further consideration, my entire right, title and interest throughout the world in and to all Inventions created, conceived, made, developed, and/or reduced to practice by Executive in the course of Executives employment or engagement with the Company and all intellectual property rights therein. Executive will promptly tell the Company about and give the Company all information relating to any such Inventions. Executive acknowledges that all original works of authorship which are made by Executive (solely or jointly with others) within the scope of Executives employment or engagement with the