INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CLAUSE, GLOBALIZATION & BIG BANG THEORY


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This video, though funny, is connected to the topic of Intellectual Property clause. 

As per the US constitutional law, Article I Section 8 Clause 8, US Constitution grants Congress the power to, 

"To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries." 

This particular constitutional law played an important role in the, Stanford University v. Roche Molecular Systems Inc, 563 U.S. 776 (2011), case.

What was this case about?

A scientist who worked for Stanford University on a federally funded project and had signed an agreement with this University, later ended up signing another indirect agreement with Roche through Cetus. This case revolves around who ended up owning the IP rights for the filed patents.

For summary of this case, please visit the following link,
Stanford University vs Roche.

Without knowing the complete facts, it is difficult to come to a conclusion in this particular case, but it will be interesting to find out why law of agency, Joint IP ownership clauses, Prior Art, Work-to-hire and Non-disclosure agreements did not come into effect in the final decision.

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We will see that in the next set of articles.

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