In the case of improvement ideas of a technology such as computer mouse, can or would an organization make the claim that the inventor could not have perfected or conceived the idea if they did not work for the organization? If at all possible, I would like to know the relevant citations and if the responder is an attorney please.
Let's say in performance of my job, I would have to site content online relevant to how computer mouse operates. Would an organization make a claim and how effective would such an argument be? What is the impact of content you review online while at work within the context of patent litigation? I feel employees are paid to perform a job while at work. I also feel organizations should not exploit individuals and prevent innovation by taking away the financial incentive of a novel idea. How can an inventor provide excellent service and not give up his/her dream of creating a better way, innovate? What about organizations which provide literature / books ? Can they later claim effectively that employer used that content to develop the solution? Even if the content was reviewed at home during time which was not at employer's paid time?
What are some of considerations the inventor would have to make during the pre-employment process re: the type of content in their contract and during the employment process if they want to protect their right to the invention? I read some content online that employment contracts were negotiable, but a recent experience was very different despite some of the ridiculous content of the contract one being that they would pay minimum wage if employee departs without a two week notice and the employer can not collect from the client. How are confidentiality clauses related to patents and inventions? Can an organization successfully argue and sue an inventor for sharing the details of an invention that "belonged" to the organization? What is considered infringement within the context of technology patents? I am throwing in everything I have heard of.