IPAN notes with sadness the recent death of Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio, who was recognised with an OBE in 1997 and made CBE in 2015 for his services to IP. Trevor Baylis Brands, the company he founded to help inventors progress their ideas into commercial products, was a founder member of IPAN, represented in recent years by the late John Grant MBE.

Obituaries recognising Trevor’s contribution as the classic British Inventor have been made in both the TelegraphGuardian and the BBC, amongst others.