Company or pertaining to the Company’s Business or the Associated Companies’ business, whether made or compiled by the Grantee or furnished to the Grantee. Upon the request of the Company and, in any event, upon the termination of the Grantee’s employment with the Company, the Grantee shall also deliver to the Company all computers, credit cards, telephones, office equipment, software, and other property the Company furnished to or in the possession of the Grantee.
8.9Interpretation. The restrictions stated in this Section 8 are in addition to and not in lieu of protections afforded to trade secrets and confidential information under applicable law. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to or shall be interpreted as diminishing or otherwise limiting the Company’s right under applicable law to protect its trade secrets and confidential information.
8.10“Trade Secret” means information without regard to form, including but not limited to any technical or nontechnical data, formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique drawing, process, financial data, financial plan, product plan, list of actual or potential customers or suppliers or other information similar to any of the foregoing, which (a) derives economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who can derive economic value from its disclosure or use, and (b) is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy.
8.11“Confidential Information” means any data or information, other than Trade Secrets, that is valuable to the Company (and/or its customers) and not generally known to the public or to competitors of the Company.
8.12The Company shall own all Work Product. “Work Product” means all intellectual property rights including all Trade Secrets, registered and unregistered copyrights under U.S. and international law, copyrightable material or works, patents, patentable inventions, discoveries and improvements, and other intellectual property rights, in any technology software, data files documentation, or other work product or material that relates to the business and/or interests of the Company and that the Employee conceives, develops, creates or delivers (whether individually or working with others) to the Company at any time during the Employee’s employment with the Company. All Work Product shall be considered work made for hire by the Grantee and owned by the Company. The Grantee hereby irrevocably relinquishes for the benefit of the Company and its assigns any moral rights in and to the Work Product recognized by applicable law.
8.13If any of the Work Product may not, by operation of law, be considered work made for hire by the Grantee for the Company, or if ownership of all right, title, and interest in and to the intellectual property rights therein shall not otherwise vest exclusively in the Company, the Grantee hereby agrees to assign, and upon creation thereof automatically assigns, without further consideration, the ownership of all Trade Secrets, registered and unregistered copyrights under United States and international law, copyrightable material or works, patents, patentable inventions: and other intellectual property rights therein to the Company, its successors and assigns.
8.14The Company, its successors and assigns, shall have the right to obtain and hold in its or their own name copyright registrations, trademark registrations, patents and any other protection available in the foregoing.
8.15The Grantee agrees to perform, upon the reasonable request of the Company, during or after employment such further acts as may be necessary or desirable to transfer, perfect, and defend the Company’s ownership of the Work Product, including but not limited to: (a) executing, acknowledging, and delivering any requested affidavits and documents of assignment and conveyance; (b) assisting in the preparation, prosecution, procurement, maintenance and enforcement of all copyrights and, if applicable,