Stanford v. Roche – When is an assignment not an assignment?

06.12.11 Posted in Supreme Court Opinions by

This case was a dispute over conflicting assignments by an inventor to Stanford and a private lab where he did supporting work. When infringement litigation erupted between the parties, the defendant asserted it was a co-owner so the plaintiff had no standing to sue. The underlying research was federally funded, and Stanford asserted that the […]


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