Apple encourages some employees to work on side projects

By Jos
Nov 13, 2012
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  1. Apple is launching a new initiative at the company's offices that encourages a select group of employees to devote a portion of their time to personal projects, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The move is intended...

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  2. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Enthusiast Posts: 408   +71

    Are they planning on patenting this and suing other companies that have been doing this for years? :p
    avoidz likes this.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT super-star fish Posts: 2,175   +652

    Running out of ideas without Stevie :)
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  4. Apple's fine print in their employment contract. ALL thoughts, Ideas, Inventions, belong to Apple 5 years after being terminated or resigning from the company. Your our Ihuman.
  5. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    @ Guest
    Believe it or not, but thats pretty much standard in any electronics company. Best Buy has a 2 year limit. These companies feel that if you work in their building any idea you come up with is thiers because it was inspired by working for said company. That can even include projects or inventions that you may have started or created even before you were hired. Heres a tip: Have a family member you trust "create" the invention. Normally those contracts only hold the individual worker to the limit, not family members.
  6. Running out gas
  7. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 281   +32

    I second to that
  8. So, let's see; Microsoft wants to become more like Apple, Apple wants to become more like Google and Google is leading the way???
  9. avoidz

    avoidz TS Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    If you thought of it, Apple will see you in court.

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