Last year, in a meeting my boss (line manager) let us brainstorm on a topic, and I provided my ideas/invention.
I said that the problem is a problem in incremental natural language processing, and the related technique can solve the problem but what we faced was not how to tackle the communication between the agent and the server but how to show the interface to the users using the information the edge device received from the server. It can save response time and show swift and fascinating operations for the user on the fly. (scenarios and details irrelevant to this question are omitted)
But later I found that the exact idea was patented by my boss. My boss filed the patent application himself, claiming he's the inventor, but he may have had listed all my teammates in the patent (meaning that I am not special as all his other subordinates). Last week he said that he will have a colleague realize that, and he had reported "his" patent to his superior, and the superior will support the project.
I thought it is not appropriate, is it?