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Because your proof of concept is almost certainly not ready for you to file for a provisional patent, the only way to protect your idea would be to enter into a contract with your future employer that sets out the respective rights and obligations of one another to the project as it is being finalized in development and placed into the market stream.
You will probably want a local business law attorney or even a patent law attorney to draft up a contractual agreement that you and your new employer can live with. This is not something that should attempt on your own, or to allow your employer to draft without you seeking outside legal advice regarding the written agreement.
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