I'd appreciate your advice on my current situation a lot!
So I'm an international phD student getting close to graduate. My research advisor got so interested in my recent project and he's working on filing a patent out of it with the institution's office for the related work. Seems like he'll start the company as well based on the project.
Followings are the questions I have. As I do not have the experience or knowledge on such a situation, I'd appreciate your help so much in advance.
To guarantee any potential rights that I can possibly claim as a co-inventor, is there anything I need to make sure with my PI during the patent filing process? For instance, although I am not gonna accept his offer to work in his company, would it be still possible to secure my equity as a co-inventor or so?
In case my PI wants to exclude me out of the patent filing or any financial benefit created out of it, is there any way I can claim my portion?
Thank you so much for your time checking this, and any advice would be appreciated.