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09-1159 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

Intellectual Property Patents; federal contractors The Bayh-Dole Act does not automatically vest title to federally funded  inventions in federal contractors or authorize contractors to unilaterally take  title to such inventions. Section 202(a), which states that contractors may “elect to retain title,”  confirms that the Act does not vest title. Stanford reaches the opposite  conclusion, but only because it ...

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