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Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems Inc.

Case Number: CLB0265

Date: 09.30.2009

A later-signed assignment stating a present assignment of rights may take precedence over an earlier assignment merely agreeing to assign rights in the future; the Bayh-Dole Act does not automatically void an otherwise valid prior contractual transfer of rights by an inventor; generally all co-owners must join as plaintiffs in an infringement suit.

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Sicom Systems Ltd. V. Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Case Number: CLB0107

Date: 10.18.2005

Plaintiff licensee lacks standing to sue for infringement, even though license agreement grants plaintiff exclusive right to sue for commercial infringement, since licensor retains legal title to patent, and right to sue for infringement other than commercial infringement.

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