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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.