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Protecting IP When an Employee Leaves

In "How To Protect IP When Terminating Employees," Caroline Horton Rockafellow reccommends
  • taking inventory of all documentation and electronic information that may contain corporate intellectual property, prior to the termination.
  • terminating the former employee's electronic access immediately prior to termination or, in the alternative, monitoring access in accordance with company computer policies.
  • ensuring that the company continues to have access to all electronic records, corporate documents, and notebooks of the former employee
  • using exit interviews to educate the former employee as to the proper treatment of these assets. Accordingly, an exit interview should be a part of all employee-employer separations. Each employee should be educated
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