• Supreme Court Reminds Us Why Carefully Drafted Intellectual Property Provisions Are So Important
  • July 11, 2011 | Authors: Jacqueline Pennino Scheib; Brendan J. Witherell
  • Law Firm: Robinson & Cole LLP - Hartford Office
  • Research partnerships are a common method used to share knowledge and defray the costs associated with advanced research. Ownership of the valuable intellectual property created from these partnerships, however, can be a contentious issue if not clearly addressed before collaboration begins. Often the most complicated of these partnerships are ones involving federal contractors (i.e., entities that receive federal research funds), such as universities.