By Doug Macron

The New York District Court hearing a lawsuit filed by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory against its former patent counsel has found the venue improper and has declined to rule on a motion to dismiss the case.

As a result, it will be up to a new court in Massachusetts to rule on CSHL's allegations that the law firm Ropes & Gray mishandled certain RNAi-related intellectual property stemming from the work of Greg Hannon and maintained improper business relationships with RNAi drug developers.

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