Category Archives: Assignment/Ownership

Sixteen Critical 2016-2017 Patentability & Validity Developments

This is a guest post from Donald Chisum and Janice Mueller of the Chisum Patent Academy. Below are highlights of the Critical  Patentability & Validity Developments of 2016-2017.   The Federal Circuit’s January 2017 decision in Sonix Tech. Co. v. Publications Int’l, … Continue reading

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Supreme Courts decides Stanford v. Roche – Clarifies Scope of Bayh-Dole Act

On June 6, 2011, the Supreme Court rejected Stanford’s arguments that provisions of the Bayh-Dole Act created university ownership rights to inventions made by university employees with federal funding. (A copy of the decision is found at the end of … Continue reading

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Who Owns First? Stanford University v. Roche Molecular Systems

Attached is an article written by Ron Schutz of Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi and is posted with his permission. APaTS Who Owns First.pdf

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