Invention Terms

I am submitting to Bosch Automotive Service Solutions (together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, referred to as "Bosch Automotive Service Solutions") certain technologies, and/or other materials having to do with the manufacture, sale, and/or packaging of Bosch Automotive Service Solutions's present products, and /or the development of new products, processes, and/or packaging, (collectively referred to as the "Submission"). I understand that Bosch Automotive Service Solutions does not receive unsolicited ideas under any circumstances or conditions, express or implied, that could create a confidential relationship or a contractual relationship between Bosch Automotive Service Solutions and the idea submitter. Therefore, in making this Submission, I agree to the conditions printed below and further agree that these conditions apply broadly to Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.
 
  1. Non-confidential Submission. Only non-confidential information is included in my Submission. All information disclosed to Bosch Automotive Service Solutions in this Submission will be considered as non-confidential public information.
  2. Further Discussion. If Bosch Automotive Service Solutions is interested in further discussions about my Submission, a Bosch Automotive Service Solutions representative will contact me. All information disclosed by me in such further discussions will also be non-confidential. If, in the future, both Bosch Automotive Service Solutions and I decide that we need to discuss confidential information, then we will sign a written confidentiality agreement. I understand that Bosch Automotive Service Solutions will only receive and treat information as confidential if the information is covered by a forma, written confidentiality agreement signed by me and an authorized representative of Bosch Automotive Service Solutions prior to the time I disclose my confidential information to Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.
  3. Decision not to Pursue. Bosch Automotive Service Solutions will not be obligated to provide me with any explanation as to why Bosch Automotive Service Solutions may ultimately decide not to pursue my submission. However, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions at its sole discretion may nonetheless choose to provide some explanation. I agree that Bosch Automotive Service Solutions will be under no liability whatsoever as to my use of such explanation, and I agree to hold Bosch Automotive Service Solutions harmless against any liabilities relating to or arising out of my use of such explanation.
  4. IP Rights. I will rely solely on my intellectual property rights, such as any applicable patent, trademark, copyright and design registrations (collectively, "IP Rights") to protect information included with my Submission. I understand that the protection I have for information included in my Submission is limited to the scope of my IP Rights. I understand that I must seek appropriate legal protection for my IP Rights (for example, filing a patent application or trademark registration with the appropriate government patent and trademark offices) before disclosing my ideas to anyone (including Bosch Automotive Service Solutions or any other party) on a non-confidential basis, or I may risk losing the ability to protect my ideas with IP Rights according to applicable law.
  5. Commercial Vendor/Supplier. If I am a commercial supplier/vendor relying on expertise or tangible assets to provide unique services or capability, I will not disclose any confidential information pertaining to my expertise or tangible assets to Bosch Automotive Service Solutions unless and until a formal confidentiality agreement is signed both by me and Bosch Automotive Service Solutions. I understand that a confidentiality agreement will not prevent any party from independently developing the same or similar expertise or physical assets an offering their services to any other party (including but not limited to Bosch Automotive Service Solutions). I understand that obtaining IP Rights is the only way to legally prohibit another party from having rights to commercially use independently developed technology or capability.
  6. No Grant of Rights to Bosch Automotive Service Solutions. I am not granting Bosch Automotive Service Solutions any commercial rights to my IP Rights by my Submission. However, I understand that any aspect of my Submission that is not protected by my valid, enforceable IP Rights or a written, formal contract may be commercially used by any third party, including Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.
  7. No Return of Submission Materials. Because of complications involved, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions will not have any obligation to return any materials (including for example, drawings, photos, videos, and prototype models) included in the submission.
  8. Representation of Age. I acknowledge that Bosch Automotive Service Solutions will only receive submissions from persons 18 years or older. By agreeing to these terms and considerations, I represent that I am 18 years or older.
  9. Representation of Ownership. I represent that to the best of my knowledge I am legally free to make this submission and that I am either the owner of the submission or the authorized representative of the owner of the submission.
  10. No Other Agreements. I understand and agree that there are no other agreements or understandings that apply to my Submission, that any prior agreements or understandings are superseded, and that no modifications or exceptions to these Terms and Conditions will apply unless agreed to by both me and Bosch Automotive Service Solutions in a formal, written contract.
  11. Applicable Law. The website from which this document was downloaded ("Website"), these terms and conditions, and any Submission made pursuant to the Website is governed by the substantive law of and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the State of Michigan, USA, without any regard to any principle of conflict or choice of laws that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction.
  12. Subsequent Disclosures. Each of the above conditions applies to the materials included in my original Submission as well as to anything that I may later disclose to Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, orally or in writing, unless Bosch Automotive Service Solutions and I have reached a prior written agreement signed by me and an authorized representative of Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.