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En banc Federal Circuit decision clarifies contractor immunity for patent infringement

  • Wiley Rein LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 15 2012

On March 14, 2012, the Federal Circuit issued its long-awaited ruling in Zoltek Corp. v. United States, No. 2009-5135

Supreme Court holds Bayh-Dole Act does not automatically vest patent rights in federally funded inventions to federal contractors

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 8 2011

On June 6, 2011, the United States Supreme Court held that the University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980also known as the Bayh-Dole Actdoes not automatically vest federal contractors with the patent rights to federally funded inventions created by their employees