Work-for-hire and the startup redux:  are startups treated differently from mature companies when they try to protect their IP? 

The Ninth Circuit decision in JustMed v. Byce presents a new take on the perennial issue of confirming an early-stage company's ownership of its technology inventions. The creator of an original creative work is the owner of that work and all rights pertaining to it under copyright law.  The main exception is a "work-for-hire", a "work prepared by [...]