E.D. Mich. (2003)
Fitzpatrick Wins Judgment On Behalf of Client Bristol-Myers Squibb Against University of Michigan & Repligen Corp.
Following an inventorship challenge by University of Michigan and Repligen Corp., Fitzpatrick client Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., obtained a judgment that Bristol scientists alone were the true inventors of several Bristol patents concerning therapeutic fusion proteins important in regulation of the immune system. The judge ruled that Plaintiffs failed to meet their burden of proof for either sole or joint inventorship. The Court also rejected Plaintiffs’ allegations regarding notebook backdating and found no evidence of foul play by any Bristol scientist.
The lead attorneys for Bristol-Myers Squibb were Bob Baechtold, Scott Reed and Tom O’Connell.