SAN FRANCISCO – An Australian doctor alleges that a Menlo Park corporation failed to include him as one of the inventors in several patents it owns.

Dr. Minas Coroneo filed a complaint on May 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Transcend Medical Inc. seeking correction of inventorship for four patents.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages to his reputation as a result of not being listed as one of the inventors of several patents assigned to the defendant regarding medical procedures on the eye. The plaintiff holds Transcend Medical Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly did not to include plaintiff as one of the inventors despite his contributions to the patents.

The plaintiff seeks order requiring the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to issue a certificate of correction reflecting that plaintiff is named as the inventor of the four patents, order that plaintiff is the sole or joint owner of the '676 patent, order for the defendant to take all necessary steps to transfer the '676 patent legal title to plaintiff, and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Jackson Ho of K&L Gates LLP in Palo Alto.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-02393-JSC

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