activeco - 10:00 am on Feb 19, 2008 (gmt 0) If true, it's clearly wrong IMO, not really Google we know.
I don't think he doesn't have a chance.
According to the plaintiff:
-They asked for an idea.
-They used his idea.
-He wasn't compensated.
Defendant WorkforceLogic USA was retained by Defendant Google to hire
individuals in Georgia and elsewhere who could perform services benefiting Google .
Defendant WorkforceLogic took the application of Plaintiff to become its contract
employee . As part of the application process, Plaintiff was asked to disclose his
previously developed concepts and ideas, which Plaintiff did .
As part of the application process, Plaintiff disclosed his conception and idea for
Defendants, jointly and severally, induced Plaintiff to present, advance and refine
his concept and idea while also working to deprive Plaintiff of any opportunity to receive
credit or compensation for it.
Among the features presented and proposed by Plaintiff for Google Sky were the
(a) An interface similar to that of Google Earth with upgrades, including
the presentation of a Day and Night view and related space imagery;
(b) An interface with differing telescope control systems ;
(c) Access to and the ability to use GPS devices for positioning information ;
(d) Object tracking;
(f) The ability to subscribe to high resolution imagery from earth and space-based
(g) Live image overlay and recording ability ; and
(h) Optical modulation measurement .
Defendant Google took the concepts and ideas originally presented by Plaintiff
and, without any notice or credit being extended to Plaintiff, used them as its own.
If true, it's clearly wrong IMO, not really Google we know.