Ex-IBM Worker Can't Get High Court Review In Patent Row

Law360, New York (November 26, 2012, 4:22 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition from an inventor who developed graphic user interface technology while employed by IBM Corp., keeping in place a lower court's finding that the inventor signed a contract transferring her patent rights to IBM.

The high court declined to take up the appeal lodged by Picture Patents LLC and Intellinet Inc. — two companies started by inventor Michelle Baker — which sought to challenge a ruling that an intellectual property agreement Baker signed in connection with her part-time...
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