Supreme Court Clarifies the Effect of Bayh-Dole Act on Retention of Title by Employee-Inventors of Federal Contractor

Fitzpatrick Case Update
June 6, 2011

In this client alert, Fitzpatrick attorneys Robert Fischer and Christian Mannino, examine the Supreme Court issued decision in Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., concerning whether the provisions of the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 automatically vests title to federally funded inventions in federal contractors, displacing the norm that rights in the invention belong to the inventor.

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