Does the company you're currently work for owns the IP rights if you are creating a product after work hours? Is there anything that can defend me if the company at one point claims that they own it because I am their employee?
I have read my employment contract but it doesn't say anything explicitly that the company will own the IP as long as:
- I'm doing something that is not related to their core business
- Outside work hours or specifically at home
- Not using company resources
But is there any default values from the government? I know in some countries the default values is that the company owns your IP if it is not explicitly stated in the work contract. What about in the US?
Also when it says not using company resources, how far does that go? I read the story about Steve Wozniak when he was making Apple computers while he was still working in HP, yet he still gets away with it. Is that ethical?