LOS ANGELES — An Australian has filed suit against two California businesses, claiming the owners allegedly blocked him from being named a patent owner.

Gregory C. James filed a complaint on Aug. 3 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against j2 Cloud Services Inc. and Advanced Messaging Technologies Inc., alleging that they left the plaintiff's name off of the application for patent.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages from not being named as one of the inventors of the 638 patent. The plaintiff holds j2 Cloud Services Inc. and Advanced Messaging Technologies Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly concealed to the plaintiff the patent application of the 638 patent and left his name off the application form.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order to correct the 638 patent to name him as the inventor, an order to remove Jack Rieley and Jaye Muller as  inventors of the 638 patent, general damages, special damages, injunctive relief, all legal fees and interest, and any other relief as the court deems appropriate. He is represented by Obi I. Iloputaife, Daniel C. Cotman and Rasheed M. McWilliams of Cotman IP Law Group PLC in Pasadena.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:16-cv-05769-FFM

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