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What Am I Agreeing to in My PIIA? How Might it Limit Future Job Opportunities?

What Am I Agreeing to in My PIIA? How Might it Limit Future Job Opportunities?

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A PIIA, also known as a Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement, is another contract you may see when starting a new job. In short, this contract protects a company's intellectual property and establishes ownership of your 'inventions' while you are an employee. But what does this mean for your work and how can it impact your future careers? Join us for an exclusive chat with Katie Gardner, Intellectual Property Partner in Gunderson Dettmer’s New York office as she breaks down this tricky lexicon and how you can protect your future inventions in this hour-long chat!

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Katie Gardner is an intellectual property partner in Gunderson Dettmer’s New York office and specializes in corporate partnering, strategic alliances, privacy, technology protection, and licensing and commercialization of intellectual property and technology assets. Katie advises venture capitalists and companies on intellectual property, technology and privacy aspects of venture capital financings and merger and acquisition deals. Katie represents a wide variety of technology companies from consumer internet, consumer products, ad tech, health tech, financial technology, software and SaaS, media, and entertainment technology industries, as well as a number of leading venture capital firms.

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