Google Interviewed a Candidate, and then Filed a Patent for Her Work

by Evil HR Lady on December 27, 2018

Jie Qi went to Google in the hopes of collaborating with them on her projects on electronic books. What began as a chance for collaboration quickly turned to a job interview, with Qi receiving a job offer on the spot.

After thinking and consulting with others, she turned the offer down so that she could complete her Ph.D. “That’s where the glitter ends,” she says in her article at Patent Pandas.

Two years later, she learned that Google filed a patent for work in this same area–without acknowledging the work that she and others had done in this field.

Now, in order to be granted a patent, you have to show that this is your idea and it hasn’t been done by others. But because Qi had interviewed with the very same people who applied for the patent, it was clear they knew others were doing similar work

To keep reading, click here: Google Interviewed a Candidate, and then Filed a Patent for Her Work

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