Architect Eli Attia is suing Google, claiming that the company stole his idea for building technology that makes tall buildings cheaper and more efficient to build, according to Fast Company.
Attia and tech company Max Sound Corp. have brought a lawsuit against Google because of Flux, a Google X-developed startup launched in 2014. Flux creates software to design environmentally-friendly buildings in a cost-effective way.
Attia says that Google tapped him because of his work toward building projects using fewer resources, according to Fast Company. He claims that he was hired by Google to work on a project called Genie, but after five months was told that it would be cancelled. Other members of Genie have gone on to work on Flux, which is based on the same idea as Genie, but Attia was not included on the project.