UMass Takes Patent Dispute With Univ. Of Utah To High Court

Law360, New York (February 11, 2014, 8:29 PM EST) -- University of Massachusetts officials on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision allowing the University of Utah to sue them over genetic treatment patents, arguing the suit should have been filed directly in the high court.

According to the UMass officials, the Federal Circuit's decision that the University of Utah could sue them in an effort to take control of a UMass scientist's patents runs afoul of the U.S. Constitution's provision that all disputes between individual states must be initially filed at the...
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