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Landmark employee invention ruling against GE Healthcare

James Nurton, London

GE Healthcare has been ordered to pay £1.5 million ($2.1 million) to two former employees, in the first successful inventor compensation claim in the UK

Duncan Kelly and Ray Chiu, who were both scientists at medical devices company Amersham International, which became GE Healthcare in 2004, brought the case.

They co-invented a radiopharmaceutical heart imaging agent. Branded as Myoview, this has had sales estimated at...

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