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RESCHEDULED to 3/9: Stanford v. Roche: What Rights Does a University Have to the Inventions of Its Faculty?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


This program has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 9. Please click here to register for the new date.

On November 1, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. (No. 09-1159), a case that could have a significant impact on university rights to the inventions of its faculty members derived from federally funded research. The case will likely be argued in Spring 2011, and an opinion should issue by June 2011. Panelists Tena Herlihy of MIT’s Office of the General Counsel and Peter Corless of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP will discuss the history, facts, and implications of Stanford v. Roche, as well as practical considerations for university counsel and tech transfer officials, particularly with respect to university communications and agreements with faculty regarding research and inventions.

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