LaFrance on Employee Ownership of Federally-Funded Inventions
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In a case of first impression, the Federal Circuit held in Stanford University v. Roche Molecular Systems that a university engaging in federally funded research did not have legal title to its employee's invention when the employee had assigned his rights to a third party, even if that assignment conflicted with his pre-existing contractual obligation to assign his rights to the university. Mary LaFrance tackles this issue in this commentary.
2010 Emerging Issues 4809.
LaFrance, Mary, "LaFrance on Employee Ownership of Federally-Funded Inventions" (2010). Scholarly Works. 455.