WARF Wins Kidney Disease Treatment Royalty Battle

Law360, New York (January 27, 2016, 9:03 PM EST) -- The University of Wisconsin's nonprofit patent and licensing organization has escaped a lawsuit brought by Washington University in St. Louis that accused the nonprofit of stiffing WashU on royalty payments related to a treatment for conditions associated with kidney diseases when a Delaware federal judge ruled the suit was time-barred.

U.S. District Judge Gregory M. Sleet said in his Monday ruling that WashU's breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and breach of fiduciary duty claims had been filed 12 years too late. The university, which had jointly developed the patent at issue with...

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