Who Invented the Plasma Light?
A lot of neat things have come out of Bletchley Park over the years; the latest is the compact, high-efficiency, microwave powered, electrodeless lamp from Ceravison, covered in TreeHugger here last summer. Unfortunately, it may be exactly the same bulb that we showed here from the American company Luxim just a few days ago. According to Smart Planet, Ceravision says that Luxim stole technology secrets from a company Ceravision bought, after being engaged to do some engineering support and signing a non-disclosure.
Luxim is gloating over a recent victory, where the US patent court concluded that "Ceravision failed to prove priority of invention, leaving LUXIM's rights in its patent undisturbed."