400-410 Employee Publications, Programs, Inventions, Creations
HIBBING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 701
BOARD POLICY 410
SERIES: 400 Employees/Personnel
SUBJECT: 410 Employee Publications, Instructional Materials, Computer Programs, Inventions, and Creations
The school district shall retain the proprietary rights to certain publications, instructional materials, computer programs, inventions, and creations which employees may develop or create, or assist in developing or creating, unless the employee does so entirely on the employee’s own time and without the use of any school district facilities or equipment.
Employees shall immediately disclose and, on demand of the school district, assign any rights to publications, instructional materials, computer programs, inventions, or creations which the employee develops or creates, or assists in developing or creating, during the term of employee’s employment and for two years thereafter.
Employees shall sign such documents and perform such other acts as may be necessary to secure the rights of the school district relating to such items listed above, including domestic and foreign patents and copyrights.
17 U.S.C. 101 et seq. (Copyrights)