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I would like some clarification on some IP rights as a former employee of a company, non-compete clause (Virginia) and creating a competing product. I'd like to know if I can create a similar product once terminated from the company, and what the non-complete agreement means.
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Hello. Let me see if I can assist today. Non-compete agreements are generally enforceable so long as the terms are reasonable. Your ability to create a competing product depends on the language of the non-compete agreement. It should provide the amount of time that you cannot compete after termination and the distance from your prior employer.

Hope that helps. Anything else? If not, a positive rating would be greatly appreciated.

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