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Federal Circuit Ruling Bars Involuntary Joinder of State Patentees

In Gensetix, Inc. v. Baylor College of Medicine, No. 19-1424 (Fed. Cir. July 24, 2020), a divided three-judge panel of the Federal Circuit ruled that state sovereign immunity barred a state patentee from being compelled to join a patent infringement suit brought by its exclusive licensee as a co-plaintiff, even where the state had agreed in the license agreement to fully cooperate with any such suit.

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Delaware Court of Chancery Rules Reverse Triangular Mergers Do Not Result in Assignments by Operation of Law

Practices: Intellectual Property Transactions, Life Sciences, Private Equity

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