I am reviewing a job offer that includes this Works for Hire clause:
Works for Hire
During the term of your employment, you may create an idea, process, trademark, invention, technology, program, original works of authorship, patent, and/or copyright, including improvements, rights, and claims thereto, alone or in connection with others (“Works”). All such Works are within the scope of employment and, by signing below, you acknowledge you hereby assign and transfer all right, title, and interest therein to CompanyName
My initial thought was that by using "term of your employment" and "all such works are within the scope of employment" that this clause would cover any pet-projects I undertake on my free time while employed by this company. Friendlier language would limit to IP crafted as a function of/related to my employment or on company time/equipment.
I found this similar question but for the UK: Is this Intellectual Property clause over-reaching?
Am I correct that as-written this clause would apply to things I create outside the scope of this job? Is a clause like this generally enforceable in the US (or Colorado more specifically)?