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U.S. Supreme Court Decides Stanford v. Roche… Roche Wins

The ruling hinged at least in part on the language used in Mark Holidniy’s patent assignment agreement with Stanford.

From Bloomberg:

“The U.S. Supreme Court, in a ruling that limits the patent rights of research universities, threw out Stanford University’s suit against a Roche Holding AG (ROG) unit over methods for testing the effectiveness of AIDS treatments.

Voting 7-2, the justices upheld a lower court’s conclusion that a scientist working at Stanford in Palo Alto, California, transferred his rights to the discoveries to a company whose line of business Roche later bought…”

Read Full Article [web]
Read the Ruling [web; pdf]
Additional backstory/analysis of the ruling [ipwatchdog; web]

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