Just days after announcing that it had settled a dispute over ownership of key intellectual property, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals disclosed that it has been sued by the University of Utah over the same IP.

According to an Alnylam filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the university has alleged that one of its researchers, Brenda Bass, is the inventor of the technology covered in the so-called Tuschl-II patent estate.

Alnylam said it disagrees with the claims and intends to “defend the action vigorously.”

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