Univ. of Queensland v Siemens Magnet Technology Ltd [2007] EWHC 2258 (Pat)

10 October 2007

This patent trial, heard by Pumfrey J in late July 2007, concerned superconducting magnets for use in magnetic resonance imaging scanners. The University of Queensland, represented by Peter Prescott QC and Henry Ward, alleged that Siemens’ MRI magnets infringed its patent. Siemens, represented by Michael Tappin (led by Christopher Floyd QC) denied infringement and alleged that the patent was invalid. Judgment in favour of Siemens was given in October 2007.