17 February 2021PatentsMuireann Bolger

Fed Circ won’t revive IPR immunity for state universities

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has refused to review a panel decision that prevented the University of Texas (UT) from using sovereign immunity to protect its cancer vaccine patents from inter partes reviews (IPRs).

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