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Click here to use the Cooley GO Docs Employee Confidential Information and Inventions Assignment Agreement (CIIAA) Generator.

This document should be signed by each California employee to confirm that the employee will protect any confidential information received as part of his or her employment, both during and after their employment, and that any work and inventions produced while working for the company related to the company’s business belong to the company and not to the employee individually.

Note that this document is intended for use by US companies with California employees only.

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To learn more about protecting your company’s intellectual property, visit Create and Protect.

Looking for a Singapore version? Check out our Form of Employee Confidential Information and Inventions Agreement for Singapore companies.

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