Australian Agency Draws Fire Over Payments For Suit

Law360, New York (November 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Putting a damper on a significant victory for Australia’s national science research agency in a U.S. patent infringement lawsuit last week, the agency is reportedly using research funds to pay millions of dollars in hefty legal bills in order to assert its U.S. patents.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), one of the world’s largest science research agencies, has denied allegations that it is putting research money toward legal expenses even though it has reportedly canceled an award-winning medical project to reduce costs, according...
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