U. Of Pittsburgh Wins Fight Over Stem Cell Patent

Law360, New York (July 23, 2009, 9:55 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a decision that two University of Pittsburgh scientists are the sole inventors of a patent on stem cells derived from fat, dealing a setback for a group of University of California — Los Angeles researchers who claimed they helped contribute to the invention.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday agreed with a California district court’s June 2008 ruling that University of Pittsburgh researchers Adam Katz and Ramon Llull completed conception of the invention before Marc...
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