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Remand Where PTAB Decision Does Not Explain Reasoning, Account for All Evidence

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In reviewing a decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) deciding three interferences involving competing claims directed to testing methods for fetal aneuploidies, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...more

Written Description Must Support Claims; Not Exclude Alternatives

In The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, [2015-2011] (June 27, 2017), the Federal Circuit vacated the PTAB’s determination in an interference that Stanford’s...more

A Report on The World’s Most Innovative Universities Affirms Strengths of Massachusetts Universities and Others Around the World

by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP on

As the recent U.S. Commerce Department survey affirmed (and discussed in our blog previously), intellectual property (IP) is a significant driver for our economy. Since universities are both key sources of IP and training...more

Ninth Circuit Issues Pro-Employer and Pro-Union Ruling Against Worker With a Long History of Harassing Comments

In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendants in a case involving the discharge of a union employee following his alleged...more

Flip Flops In The Summer - Students May Now Organize...For the Time Being

by Murtha Cullina on

The issue of whether students may be considered employees for purposes of organizing under the National Labor Relations Act has been hotly contested over the past decade. On August 23, 2016, the Board reversed itself again...more

New Study Finds Medicare Advantage Plans Pay Lower Prices Than Traditional Medicare

A new study by Stanford University researchers finds that Medicare Advantage plans pay lower prices than traditional fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare for most types of hospital admissions. According to the study—published...more

Stanford Swimmer Case And Baylor Athletics Report Return Focus To Title IX And Campus Sex Assault

by Fisher Phillips on

The light criminal sentence meted out to former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, coupled with a scathing independent report about the way Baylor University purportedly responded to claims of sex misconduct in general and sex...more

Stanford declines to divest fossil fuels

by PretiFlaherty on

Should university endowments be invested in fossil fuel companies? Or should they divest such holdings? Universities across the U.S. are considering these questions....more

‘The Fountain Hopper’ – The Latest Example of Student FERPA Activism

Last week, an anonymous Stanford University publication called The Fountain Hopper gained the attention of not only Stanford students, but admissions officers nationwide, when it disseminated a communication encouraging...more

Stanford Patent Found Invalid in IPR proceedings but Licensee’s IP Survives

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In a decision this month (IPR2013-00308), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has ruled against Stanford University’s patented method for detecting Down’s syndrome and other chromosomal defects, finding all of the...more

Stanford University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.’s Impact on Government Contracts

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

A decision by the Supreme Court of the United States on June 6, 2011 has a great impact on the interpretation of the Bayh Dole Act as well as assignment of contracts relating not just to the Bayh Dole Act but to assignments...more

Renewable Energy Update -- May 2014

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus - Another solar record set, renewables power nearly quarter of California: KCET - May 20 -- Yet another milestone in California's quest to go solar: the state's industrial-sized solar power...more

And the hits keep on coming……..

The ”hits” to data bases, in any event. Here is a rundown of some of the most recent data breach reports – Oregon Health & Science University Data Breach Compromises 3,000 Patients’ Records in the Cloud. Modern...more

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