Fed. Circ. Rejects Inventor's Claim For Name On Fax Patents

Law360, Los Angeles (March 29, 2017, 7:33 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday ended a woman’s bid to have her name listed as an inventor on patents for putting faxes online, ruling that putting her name on the work wouldn’t benefit her and that her Georgia law claims were filed too late.

The decision dealt another blow to Phyllis Huster’s quest for credit for her work on a system for transmitting and storing faxes and voicemails digitally that she says she created when working as a consultant for the Emory University Police Department in Atlanta, court records show.

The appellate panel affirmed the district court’s ruling against her, finding...

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