• Posts Tagged ‘Stanford’

    Read It Twice

    by  • November 7, 2016 • patent • 0 Comments

    Boy, is it hard to write an effective invention assignment for an employment agreement. First, under US law only a natural person can be an inventor, not a juristic person. When you have an employee whose job is inventing, the solution is to create an automatic assignment to the employer, which is generally done...

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    Important New Patent Ownership Decision!

    by  • June 11, 2011 • patent

    Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior Univ. v. Roche Molecular Sys., Inc. In an important new decision, the Supreme Court held that Congress did not change one of the fundamental precepts of patent law – that the individual inventor is the original owner of invention – obliquely, through an ambiguous definition of...

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    The Supreme Court and Ownership of Patents

    by  • November 8, 2010 • patent

    The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari to decide a question of patent ownership.  The case is Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. and involves interpretation of the Bayh-Dole Act of 1990.  The Bayh-Dole Act discusses, in the case of federally-funded research, the relative rights of patent...

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    The Cloud Picks What Brand You Are Selling

    by  • February 21, 2010 • trademark

    Stanford Law School‘s Center for Internet and Society is not where I usually get content for my blog. But Larry Downs has written an interesting story about an experience with buying what could easily be characterized as a counterfeit camera battery on Amazon.com. The twist is that the vendor claims he didn’t brand the...

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