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Stanford Univ. v. Roche Molecular Sys., Inc., No. 09-1159

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U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Patent Case has Implications for Employee Invention Assignment Agreements

Nexsen Pruet • August 12, 2011
On June 6, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Stanford Univ. v. Roche Molecular Sys., Inc., No. 09-1159. While the primary issue in the case involved patent rights for inventions developed by federal funding, the decision, written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, sends a message to employers who want to make sure they have rights in the inventions created by their employees.