Researchers Fire Back At University In IP, Contract Fight

Law360, Philadelphia (August 31, 2012, 5:23 PM EDT) -- Two cancer researchers countered their ex-employer Thomas Jefferson University's intellectual property case against the pair in a new lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania court Thursday, saying the school breached their contracts by firing them after they accepted jobs with the University of Manchester.

The researchers — married couple Michael Lisanti and Federica Sotgia — were named defendants in a lawsuit brought by Jefferson earlier in August alleging that they conspired with a third researcher to steal intellectual property belonging to the school and jump ship to Manchester....
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