Intellectual Property

Inventorship remains the touchstone of who owns patentable technology.  Yet inventorship remains, at times, one of the most perplexing and contentious aspects of patent law. Case in point is the recent 111-page decision in Dana-Faber Cancer Institute, Inc. v. Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., et. al, Case No. 15-13443, by Judge Saris in the United States District Court in Massachusetts.  On May 17, 2019, Judge Saris ordered that two American scientists, Gordon Freeman and Clive Wood,…
By: Mary Jasperse, Summer Blogger   In 2017, The New Yorker published an expose on the Sackler Family and their company, Purdue Pharma, that blew the top off of a modern American scandal. This entrepreneurial family became one of the wealthiest in America, amassing a net worth of over thirteen billion dollars in a matter of years. The key to their success has been OxyContin, an oxycodone pain medication chemically similar to morphine. Though…

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