Someone is working for a company where the "standard" policy, where all inventions made (during the time period, using what equipment, etc.) can be claimed by the company, applies...
When that employee creates new inventions for the company that are patent-able, can the employee apply for the patent under his name? How is this done and how does the company's rights come into play?
I am asking this because I know of a few instances where an employee has patents on his designs/inventions that were made for the company they work for and was wondering how it all works when all inventions are supposed to belong to the company.