(iii) with the aid, assistance, or use of any of his employers property, equipment, facilities, supplies, resources, or intellectual property;
(b) the result of any work, services, or duties performed by an employee for his employer;
(c) related to the industry or trade of the employer; or
(d) related to the current or demonstrably anticipated business, research, or development of the employer.
(2) Intellectual property means any and all patents, trade secrets, know-how, technology, confidential information, ideas, copyrights, trademarks, and service marks and any and all rights, applications, and registrations relating to them.
34-39-3. Scope of act When agreements between an employee and employer are enforceable or unenforceable with respect to employment inventions Exceptions.
(1) An employment agreement between an employee and his employer is not enforceable against the employee to the extent that the agreement requires the employee to assign or license, or to offer to assign or license, to the employer any right or intellectual property in or to an invention that is:
(a) created by the employee entirely on his own time; and
(b) not an employment invention.
(2) An agreement between an employee and his employer may require the employee to assign or license, or to offer to assign or license, to his employer any or all of his rights and intellectual property in or to an employment invention.
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to:
(a) any right, intellectual property or invention that is required by law or by contract between the employer and the United States government or a state or local government to be assigned or licensed to the United States; or
(b) an agreement between an employee and his employer which is not an employment agreement.
(4) Notwithstanding Subsection (1), an agreement is enforceable under Subsection (1) if the employees employment or continuation of employment is not conditioned on the employees acceptance of such agreement and the employee receives a consideration under such agreement which is not compensation for employment.
(5) Employment of the employee or the continuation of his employment is sufficient consideration to support the enforceability of an agreement under Subsection (2) whether or not the agreement recites such consideration.
(6) An employer may require his employees to agree to an agreement within the scope of Subsection (2) as a condition of employment or the continuation of employment.
(7) An employer may not require his employees to agree to anything unenforceable under Subsection (1) as a condition of employment or the continuation of employment.
(8) Nothing in this chapter invalidates or renders unenforceable any employment agreement or provisions of an employment agreement unrelated to employment inventions.
If I am employed by the Company in the State of Washington, the following provision applies:
TITLE 49. LABOR REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 49.44. VIOLATIONS PROHIBITED PRACTICES
(i) A provision in an employment agreement which provides that an employee shall assign or offer to assign any of the employees rights in an invention to the employer does not apply to an invention for which no equipment, supplies, facilities, or trade secret information of the employer was used and which was developed entirely on the employees own time, unless (a) the invention relates (i) directly to the business of the employer, or (ii) to the employers actual or demonstrably anticipated research or development, or (b) the invention results from any work performed by the employee for the employer. Any provision which purports to apply to such an invention is to that extent against the public policy of this state and is to that extent void and unenforceable.
(ii) An employer shall not require a provision made void and unenforceable by subsection (1) of this section as a condition of employment or continuing employment.
(iii) If an employment agreement entered into after September 1, 1979, contains a provision requiring the employee to assign any of the employees rights in any invention to the employer, the employer must also, at the time the agreement is made, provide a written notification to the employee that the agreement does not apply to an invention for which no equipment, supplies, facility, or trade secret information of the employer was used and which was developed entirely on the employees own time, unless (a) the invention relates (i) directly to the business of the employer, or (ii) to the employers actual or demonstrably anticipated research or development, or (b) the invention results from any work performed by the employee for the employee for the employer