I wrote an open source software (BSD-licensed) for my company, developed during business days and hours. The copyright belongs to my company.
Now for some reason my company is no longer interested in maintaining the software. I would like to fork it, and start contributing on it on my spare time, with new code having my own copyright. Eventually, I would like to reach a point where all the original code has been replaced with new code.
Question: when all the original code has been replaced, can I drop my company's copyright notice? I know that this would be permitted with a rewrite from scratch, but what about an incremental rewrite?