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IP Insights - December 2018

December 14, 2018

On November 26, 2018, visiting Judge Bataillon in the District of Delaware issued a judgment in favor of The Washington University in St. Louis and against Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) for breach of contract. WashU was awarded damages of $31.6 million for underpayment of royalty income under the parties’ inter-institutional license agreement (IIA). The litigation arose from a dispute between WashU and WARF about the relative value of different patents and allocation of royalties to those patents under the terms of the IIA.

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