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News Posted on June 21, 2011

Professor Lee Comments on Supreme Court Patent Case for KQED

Professor Peter Lee recently commented on the U.S. Supreme Court case Stanford v. Roche for a story on KQED public radio.  The case involves a dispute between Stanford University and Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., over the ownership of several patents arising from the work of a Stanford researcher who spent time at Cetus (which later became part of Roche) as a visiting scientist.  The Supreme Court recently sided with Roche, holding that a federal statute governing university-industry technology transfer, the Bayh-Dole Act, did not vest ownership of the inventions in Stanford.

Professor Lee's scholarly work addresses the intersection of science and society, particularly exploring the patent system's impact on scientific and technological progress.