During the time when Elizabeth founded Theranos, she was introduced to Ian Gibbons, who was a chemistry specialist, and who was immediately hired by her because of his vast knowledge. Soon after getting hired, he started realizing that things were not right. He caught Elizabeth lying multiples times until he reached the point when he confessed to his wife, Rachelle, that nothing that Elizabeth states is true as none of the devices actually work. He complained about all of these grievances to his old friend Channing Robertson, who forwarded the conversation to Elizabeth. Initially, Ian was fired but then he was hired again, but not as the leader of the department. Soon he found out that many of the patents which were discussed in the Fuisz case were registered on Elizabeth's name which was unfair based on Gibbson’s testimony that she make any significant contributions to inventing those products patented under her name. Tragically, because he felt humiliated and worthless, Ian eventually committed suicide by overdosing on painkillers. Even after his death, no one at Theranos bothered to give a call to the mourning family, showing the oppressiveness and cold-hearted nature of its executives.