Jury To Rule On Standing In UPenn Alzheimer’s IP Row

Law360, San Diego (September 1, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge held Wednesday that a suit accusing the University of Pennsylvania and offshoot Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Inc. of infringing patents covering Alzheimer’s disease detection must go to trial over whether the plaintiff, Alzheimer’s Institute of America Inc., has standing.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Savage denied both parties’ motions for summary judgment, finding that there were factual disputes over who was the inventor and owner of AIA’s two patents-in-suit.

AIA lodged its complaint in November, alleging the defendants had developed and commercialized molecular imaging agents...
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