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Tennessee Assignment of Pre-Employment Works

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                             This is an agreement which transfers intellectual property (a copyright, patent or trademark)
                             an employee created pre-employment to the employer. By entering into this agreement,
                             the employer obtains the right to reproduce, advertise, publish and transmit the work by any
                             means. This agreement allows for customization by allowing the employee to disclose any
                             prior licenses pertaining to the work product under paragraph two. This document is ideal
                             for small businesses or other entities located in Tennessee that want to purchase the pre-
                             employment intellectual property rights of their employees.
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                              ASSIGNMENT OF PRE-EMPLOYMENT WORKS


WHEREAS the undersigned _________________________ [Instruction: Insert name of the assignor] of
_________________________________ [Instruction: Insert the address of Assignor] (the “Assignor”) has become
employed       by   _____________________________   [Instruction:   Insert     the    Name      of    Assignee]     of
_________________________________ [Instruction: Insert the address of Assignee] (the “Assignee”);


   AND WHEREAS Assignor has agreed to assign to Assignee certain works, domain names, inventions,
patents, ideas, trademarks, and trade secrets developed by Assignor prior to Assignor’s employment with
Assignee;


   1. For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged,
       Assignor does hereby grant, transfer, convey and assign to Assignee, its successors and assigns, all right,
       title, and interest in and to all work and materials relating to those work(s) performed by Assignor prior to
       Assignor’s employment with Assignee, including any and all copyright, domain names, inventions, patent,
       industrial design, ideas, trademarks, trade secret rights, and all other right, title, and interest therein, and
       consisting of all existing [source code, object code, documentation, flow charts, design documents, and
       record and file layouts] relating thereto, and all trademarks, service marks, logos and business marks
       whatsoever associated therewith, if any, (collectively the “Works”). This exclusive conveyance shall
       include, but is not limited to, the rights to publish, reproduce, transmit, adapt, prepare derivative works
       from, sell, license, or otherwise make use of the Works (including all subsequent additions, revisions,
       supplements to, enhancements and versions of the Works and derivatives, regardless of length or nature)
       throughout the world, in any form or medium and in any language, and to license or otherwise transfer to
       others the rights commensurate herewith in connection with the Works.


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Description: This is an agreement which transfers intellectual property (a copyright, patent or trademark) an employee created pre-employment to the employer. By entering into this agreement, the employer obtains the right to reproduce, advertise, publish and transmit the work by any means. This agreement allows for customization by allowing the employee to disclose any prior licenses pertaining to the work product under paragraph two. This document is ideal for small businesses or other entities located in Tennessee that want to purchase the pre-employment intellectual property rights of their employees.
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