Rutgers Gets Antitrust Suit Over Asparagus IP Tossed

Law360, New York (May 31, 2011, 7:11 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday dismissed an antitrust and racketeering suit alleging Rutgers University fraudulently obtained patents in an effort to control the market for hybrid asparagus seeds.

U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson allowed plaintiff Jersey Asparagus Farms Inc. to file an amended complaint on its antitrust and Declaratory Judgment Act claims but dismissed Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claims with prejudice, ruling that the company lacked standing to bring them.

Jersey Asparagus had been the exclusive distributor of Rutgers' asparagus for...
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JERSEY ASPARAGUS FARMS INC. v. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY


Case Number

3:10-cv-02849

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New Jersey

Nature of Suit

Commerce ICC Rates, Etc.

Judge

Freda L. Wolfson

Date Filed

June 3, 2010

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