Oil Field Developer Accused Of Stealing Employee's Invention

Law360, Houston (October 10, 2012, 3:59 PM EDT) -- A man who says he created a new type of oil field technology hit his former employer with a suit in Texas state court Wednesday, alleging the oil and gas developer stole his invention and cheated him out of millions.

James L. Miller II claims that Reservoir Group Inc. and two affiliates coerced him into assigning to them his hydraulic fracturing technology known as SmartFrac, by falsely promising to pay him a share of any profits generated from his invention and threatening to fire him if...
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