Does anybody know of any actual court cases involving California labor code section 2870 which gives a clear precedence as to how judges would rule in such disputes
(eg. a programmer makes something on the side while being employed in a company whereby that labor code applies...the employer then sues the programmer and claim IP ownership of that side product...a legal battle ensues...)
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Using Google scholar search, here are 17 California cases matching 2870 and labor.
You really should learn to use Google.
Take a look at: http://www.kilpatricktownsend.com/~/media/Kenneth%20Allen%20Inventors%20Rights%20Recent%20Cases.ashx