The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear an important case that pits Stanford University against Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche.
[Merges] said the professor signed intellectual property agreements with both entities, and the court will have to sort it all out. “That’s one issue. The other, probably the bigger impact, will be that all of the University lawyers and all of the company lawyers will look at this case and say, ‘My God, we better get this all straightened out long in advance to make sure we don’t wind up in a case like this.'”