Employee Inventors – worth their weight in gold?
Background A Scottish scientist, Professor Ian Shanks, has been awarded £2 million by the Supreme Court for inventing the Electrochemical Capillary Fill Device (ECFD) for Unilever in 1982. The technology is used in glucose detection, for self-monitoring by diabetics. Unilever had filed a number of patents naming Professor Shanks as the inventor. After Professor Shanks […]