Fed. Circ. Denies Inventor Claims In Voicemail-To-Email Patent

Law360 (July 28, 2020, 7:41 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday shut down a man's patent infringement lawsuit that claimed he had invented a method for turning faxes and voicemails into digital readouts, ruling he had not adequately supported his claim that he was the sole inventor of the technology in j2 Cloud Services LLC and Advanced Messaging Technologies Inc.'s 2001 patent.

The appeals court panel affirmed a California federal court's summary judgment against Gregory James' lawsuit. James said he had developed a prototype of technology covered in U.S. Patent No. 6,208,638 while he worked for a company j2 Cloud Services contracted out.

The judges dismissed James'...

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