I am Working in a large organization. I have filled up application to file one patent - it's very bureaucratic(read political organization). It's myself and two other co-workers who did all the work(right from inception to implementation) but we have to include three other managers in this patent application(otherwise they won't allocate funds to file the patent) as well as vent out frustration on us later. My co-workers and myself are not happy to include non contributors as it's diluting our entire invention. I know we are going to get it filed by company's resources and it's already productionallized in our company - all the royalty will go to the company only.
Having said that - i have another idea of my own where i am not using Company's resources, time or anything that I learned while in this job. Filing fees for micro entities is $65(provisional) and at the most it will cost me something less than $1000. I have no plans to use attorneys unless they are adding some value.
What you suggest, should i do that? I haven't yet signed any document with the organization about Intellectual property rights etc..via which this organization can go behind me for my own idea.