Roche Fires Back At SG In Contractor IP Rights Case

Law360, New York (October 12, 2010, 2:31 PM EDT) -- Roche Molecular Systems Inc. said Tuesday that the government's support for Stanford University's U.S. Supreme Court petition centering on whether individual inventors or contractors retain intellectual property rights to federally funded inventions ignores the unique facts of the case and could harm privately funded firms.

In a reply to the U.S. solicitor general's amicus brief backing Stanford, Roche urged the Supreme Court to look at the “chain of highly unusual and improbable facts” that led to a favorable decision for the pharmaceutical company in the U.S....
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