Court Case Question: Who Holds The Patent – Drug Company Or Research InstitutionThe San Jose Mercury News: Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Stanford Patent Dispute
The invention of an AIDS test is a big deal, and it takes a lot of time, smarts and money to develop a good one. So there's a lot at stake in the legal tussle between Stanford University and the pharmaceutical giant Roche, with oral arguments opening Monday before the U.S. Supreme Court. The question is this: Do patents on inventions that arise from federally funded research go to the university where the inventor worked? That is Stanford's assertion (Krieger, 2/28). This is part of the Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.