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Old 10.06.2021, 21:40
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Re: New employer wants me to start before end of current contract

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Do NOT do that. Very very bad advise. You could get in serious trouble!

Per swiss code of obligations, all IP created during your employment belongs to your "old" employer (certain exceptions apply, but lets keep is simple here). Your new employer would not be so happy if your "old" employer make a claim on the IP of your work results at your "new" employer.
Oh dear do we have another patent attorney on here? (Guessing by the content of your Post and the "EP" Portion of your usernane).

I agree that's potentially a problem - but only if they are in a profession where there is a realistic chance of creating IP (and even then it would be essentially impossible for the former employer to know it was created during the crossover period and even then (if Swiss law is the same as British) they'd have to demonstrate it was made during the course of the employees normal duties - very hard if they are no longer attending work. Real world the risk is low imho.
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