Federal Appeals Court Sides with Roche in HIV Test Kit Patent Spat with Stanford | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last week ruled in favor of Roche in a longstanding patent-infringement dispute with Stanford University regarding ownership of PCR-based test kits for measuring HIV viral load.

On Sept. 30, the appeals court ruled that Stanford did not have standing to file suit against Roche because it didn't own the patents at issue. The court determined that Roche owned the patents and instructed a lower court to dismiss the suit.

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