A Massachusetts District Court this week denied motions to dismiss an intellectual property-ownership lawsuit filed by the University of Utah against Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and several University of Massachusetts officials, among others, telling the defendants that they have not provided sufficient reasons why the litigation should be halted.

As a result, the dispute over whether University of Utah researcher Brenda Bass should be named as an inventor of a key RNAi technology, along with several Alnylam co-founders, will proceed.

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