I know some companies want on boarding employees to disclose to them any invention or innovation they have made. If you do not do this, can the company claim the invention or innovation as their own? What exactly counts, for example if I have some open source projects on Github (or have a pet project of any kind) should this be disclosed?
Disclosure of Prior Innovations. I have identified on Exhibit A attached hereto all Innovations applicable to the business of ExampleInc or relating in any way to ExampleInc’s business or demonstrably anticipated research and development or business, which were conceived, reduced to practice, created, derived, developed, or made by me prior to my employment with ExampleInc, whether solely or jointly with others and I represent that such list is complete. I represent that I have no rights in any Innovations specified in Exhibit A. If there is no such list on Exhibit A, I represent that I have neither conceived, reduced to practice, created, derived, developed or made any Innovations at the time of signing this Agreement.
I'm in Canada but the governing law is the US.