Bloomberg Law
Oct. 28, 2020, 10:01 PM

Wisconsin U.'s Misconduct Means $31 Million Patent Award Stands

Blake Brittain
Blake Brittain

The University of Wisconsin’s misconduct properly barred it from raising a timeliness challenge to a drug patent dispute with Washington University that ended up netting the St. Louis university a $31.6 million award, according to a Third Circuit ruling released Wednesday.

A Delaware federal court handed down the award for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation’s breach of their agreement to share royalties in a jointly developed kidney-disease treatment patent.

That patent made Wisconsin’s patent arm hundreds of millions of dollars when it was used in AbbVie Inc.‘s Zemplar.

WashU and Wisconsin collaborated to invent a treatment for chronic kidney ...

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