Legal Question in Intellectual Property in Minnesota

At the company I work for, we developed a software package to manage resource assignments. This software has no relation to our core business. It is currently in use, but will soon be abandoned for a suite package which includes this functionality. When this software is abandoned, would it be legal to package this software for commercial sales?

Asked on 11/14/11, 7:41 am

3 Answers from Attorneys

David Anderson Anderson Business Law LLC

Yes- Have the owner of the Company call me re (c) issues and licensing

I am in Eden Prairie

DMA

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Answered on 11/14/11, 8:53 am
Aaron Hall Twin Cities Law Firm, LLC

The company will continue to own the copyright, and the copyright will not be lost simply because the software is no longer used. While the company may sell the software or license it for another to sell, you cannot sell it on your own without the company's permission/license.

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Answered on 11/14/11, 2:45 pm


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