Fed. Circ. Says UMass Officials Can Be Sued Over Patents

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Monday that it is legal for the University of Utah to sue the president and other officials at the University of Massachusetts in district court in an effort to take control of a UMass scientist's genetic treatment patents.

Both universities are arms of their respective state governments, and one U.S. state can only sue another by filing an initial complaint at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit noted. However, because the University of Utah is suing UMass officials, not the university...
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