The U.S. Supreme Court has determined that a federal law known as the Bayh-Dole Act does not displace the long-established rule that rights in an invention belong to the inventor and that title to federally funded inventions does not automatically vest in federal contractors. Bd. of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior Univ. v. Roche Molecular Sys., Inc., No. 09-1159 (U.S., decided June 6, 2011). Additional information about the case, which involves a patent dispute between a biotech company and a university researcher who worked on the technology, appears in Issues 2 and 9 of this Bulletin.
Register Now As you are not an existing subscriber please register for your free daily legal newsfeed service.Register
If you have any questions about the service please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lexology Customer Services on +44 20 7234 0606.
U.S. Supreme Court’s approach to Bayh-Dole secures inventors’ rights
- Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
- Patrick Henderson, Chris A. Johnson, Madeleine McDonough and Thomas T. Moga
- June 16 2011
If you are interested in submitting an article to Lexology, please contact Andrew Teague at email@example.com.
Group Manager, Legal and Business Services
Australian Grand Prix Corporation