I have a summer internship in the research side of a big tech company. I already know the project I will be working on, and it has some relation to my advisor's research. In fact I believe he might be more knowledgeable than some of the researchers I will be working with over the summer.
I've already shared what I know of the project with him, and he gave me some general thoughts about it. I'd like to continue getting his input, but signed a form for the company saying I forfeit any results to the company. (I think this just means that they get credit for any resulting papers).
Is it possible/typical for an advisor to get involved in a student's summer internship project?