Document Type: Policy
PROPRIETARY RIGHTS TO STAFF MATERIALS
The City of Boise has proprietary rights to original works of authorship and patentable inventions and ideas developed or prepared, in whole or in part, by employees within the scope of their employment or through the use of the City's facilities, materials or equipment.
Employees retain proprietary rights to original works of authorship and patentable inventions and ideas that are developed or prepared exclusively on their own time and without the use of City facilities or equipment and that are not within their scope of employment.
Employees submitting information for publication that represents the City shall notify the Department Director or designee of the information prior to releasing the information for publication.