U. Of Kansas Wins Inventor Credit For NIH Cancer Drug

Law360, New York (April 13, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT) -- University of Kansas researchers on April 9 won co-inventor credit for a blood cancer medication developed under a contract with the National Institutes of Health, ending a case that was complicated by ambiguous regulations on inventions developed by both federal and contractor employees.

The university sued the NIH in 2008 in an effort to add professor Valentino Stella and his laboratory assistant Wanda Waugh as co-inventors on the two patents for the drug Velcade, saying they'd helped develop key formulations behind the drug but were inadvertently...
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