Jed, don't be ridiculous I am not obliged to the USPTO at all.
I meant that if the patent laws in the UK are similar to the ones in the U.S., you have to sign the patent or it will be invalid. Everyone with substantive knowledge of the invention must sign.
As for what I know or don't know about Russ's research that is not a question I'm answering here, except to say that I pay close attention.
From what you have described, it seems you have substantive knowledge. Close attention would give you substantive knowledge.
BTW, I think Russ has two items in your own library, which you seem to have forgotten about.
They have not been published, as far I know. They are listed but unavailable. Except for these two with George as coauthor (listed in "All Authors"):
Stringham disputed the extent of Russ George's contribution. I wouldn't know about that.
He published an interview with Srinivasan, which I recommend:
(When you do a search for "All Authors" = "George, R" you find papers by a researcher named Robert George, who works with Godes and Tanzella.)