UK Court Stuns IP World By Siding With Inventors

Law360, New York (February 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a landmark decision, the Patents Court of London has ruled in favor of two former General Electric Healthcare employees who invented a diagnostic tool for detecting heart defects, awarding them £1.5 million and finding that they met the formidable criteria set by the U.K. Patents Act 1977 for succeeding on inventor claims.

On Thursday, Justice Floyd sided with plaintiffs Dr. Duncan Kelly and Dr. Ray Chiu, ordering GE Healthcare to pay the two former employees a lump sum for helping to create the tool Myoview,...
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