Employees awarded £1.5 million for invention of outstanding benefit to employer

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For the first time ever in the UK, two employees were awarded compensation under the Patents Act 1977 for the outstanding benefit that their efforts conferred on their employer. This briefing reviews in what circumstances an employee should be compensated. As the decision is the first to compensate employees, the Court made a number of observations about how these provisions should be interpreted. These are likely to be followed in subsequent actions.

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