Software Developer Says Drilling Co. Can't Take His Work

Law360, Dallas (October 3, 2017, 9:42 PM EDT) -- A software developer has asked the Texas Supreme Court to throw out lower court findings he was an employee of — not an independent consultant for — a small drilling technology company and to reverse an order requiring him to turn over a computer application he wrote.

In a petition for review filed Friday, Sergey Efremov asked the court to reverse a trial court injunction that requires him to turn over to GeoSteering LLC a computer application he wrote to help provide geological interpretation services used for oil and gas drilling. Efremov says he was wrongly treated as GeoSteering’s employee and...

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