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Thank you for submitting your idea through Idea Bank. Whirlpool is committed to protecting the value from its innovations.
By submitting my idea or suggestions through Idea Bank, I understand that my submissions are being made in my capacity as a Whirlpool employee and by clicking "I understand", I a knowledge this submission as being applicable to Whirlpool's Confidentiality and Invention Protection Policy and hereby assign to Whirlpool all inventions and discoveries submitted through Idea Bank.
Further, if an idea submitted through Idea Bank is deemed to be at a stage where a formal Intellectual Property ("IP") assessment is needed, I agree to:
- Submit and IDS to Memotech, if requested;
- Assist the IP team as needed in providing technical details that will aid in the IP assessment; and
- Provide assistance as requested in preparing patent applications that may apply for based on my contributions to this idea.
To be eligible for consideration, Ideas must be related to Whirlpool Corporation’s current lines of business.
ou, both as an individual and on behalf of your company, ("You") agree and acknowledge that:
Providing Ideas, whether unsolicited or at Whirlpool’s request, and whether or not implemented or used by Whirlpool does not create any obligation on the part of Whirlpool nor does it vary, modify, or otherwise change any Whirlpool right(s) in any signed agreement (e.g., Development, Confidentiality, Supply, etc.) or Whirlpool purchase orders.
Please do not submit any Ideas containing confidential information.
While Whirlpool will attempt to maintain your Idea submission materials in confidence, Whirlpool will be reviewing the Ideas on a non-confidential basis. However, if your Ideas are related to work being conducted under a Development or Supply agreement, those agreement terms will govern.
For any and all Ideas provided, You grant to Whirlpool an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, fully transferable, non-exclusive fully paid-up, license to make, use, sell, distribute, reproduce, modify, prepare derivative works, adapt, publish, translate, transfer, and/or publicly display your Ideas (or any modification thereto), in whole or in part. This subsection (b) applies regardless of whether your Idea submission includes trade secrets, know-how, copyright, or other IP rights and regardless of whether or not your Ideas are protectable or registerable, with the exception of patents which are addressed in Section 3 below.
Notwithstanding Section 2, if You own a granted U.S. or foreign patent covering your Ideas or have applied for a U.S. or Foreign patent covering your Ideas that issues in the future, then no license shall be granted to Whirlpool under your patents as a result of your Idea submissions.
IMPORTANT: While we appreciate new ideas and suggestions to help Whirlpool Corporation, we must stress that any submission we receive does not create a confidential relationship with Whirlpool Corporation and all information is received only in a non-confidential manner. No legal rights are created or recognized except under applicable and valid patents. Therefore, we recommend seeking counsel and protecting your information via a patent or other protected means as Whirlpool Corporation will be free to use any information you provide to use as it will be deemed a public disclosure.
The undersigned party (hereinafter called "Submitter") represents that Submitter has one or more original suggestions, ideas, inventions, patents or patent applications, concepts or proposals (identified below and hereinafter called "Suggestion") and desires to interest Whirlpool Corporation and its subsidiaries in the merits of the Suggestion. Submitter acknowledges that Whirlpool Corporation and its subsidiaries will consent to Submitter's disclosure of the Suggestion only under the following conditions, and not otherwise.
Whirlpool Corporation and its subsidiaries will not receive the Suggestion in confidence or under any confidential or fiduciary relationship.
All rights and remedies of Submitter (and principals, if any, of Submitter) arising out of the disclosure of the Suggestion to, or the use thereof by, Whirlpool Corporation, its subsidiaries, or any of their representatives, shall be limited to such rights and remedies as may now or in the future be accorded under valid United States or foreign patents.
All other claims of any nature arising out of Submitter's disclosure of the Suggestion, or other related suggestions, to Whirlpool Corporation, its staff, board or subsidiaries are hereby voluntarily, irrevocably and intentionally waived.
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