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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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