Sad news today that Trevor Baylis, has died aged 80, the manager of his company has confirmed. Trevor Baylis was famous for inventing the Baygen clockwork radio in 1991.
Trevor Baylis was appointed CBE in 2015 after campaigning to make theft of intellectual property a white-collar crime.
He had been seriously debilitated, having suffered from Crohn’s disease.
Baylis had said he received almost none of the profits from the invention because people took advantage of patent laws to sell other versions of it.
As a result in later life Mr Baylis advised other inventors on developing their ideas, and campaigned against theft of intellectual property.