Thursday, October 1, 2009

Stanford loses a big case

There's a great post Patently-O about Stanford's case against Roche. In a nutshell (or rather, a nutshell of a nutshell) Stanford's institutional IP agreement with its faculty said the faculty were contractually obligated to assign future inventions to the university; however, they were not automatically assigned. Alas, this small distinction was enough to blow their litigation.