July 2011

Stanford v. Roche: The Importance of Precise Contract Drafting

1 min

The Supreme Court's recent decision in Stanford v. Roche draws attention to the pitfalls of imprecise contract language. The Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which hung on the difference between competing assignment clauses, holding that Stanford University (“Stanford”) did not possess exclusive rights to a technique for HIV testing developed by one of Stanford's research fellows.

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