My latest edition of Patent Connections published this week, after a much-needed week off with the family. This week’s column deals with university research and patent litigation. The timing is appropriate, given the upcoming Supreme Court argument between Stanford University and Roche over the rights to federally-funded research. It’s not difficult to see what’s at stake when it comes to university patent licensing:
As summarized in a presentation made available by Stanford University’s Office of Technology Licensing (OTL), the office was established ten years before the passage of Bayh-Dole, and has grown it from a pilot program earning about $50,000 in its first year, to more than $65 Million in 2009, and a claimed $1.2 Billion over the life of the program. Notable license agreements with Stanford include the agreement with Google, Inc., resulting in $337 Million.
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