Asymmetrx, Inc. v. Biocare Med., LLC, No. 09-1094 - Federal Circuit
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Asymmetrx, Inc. v. Biocare Med., LLC, No. 09-1094

In a dispute over the rights of a patented monoclonal antibodies used for detecting malignant carcinoma, district court's grant of defendant's motion for summary judgment is vacated and remanded as plaintiff lacks the statutory right to bring an action for infringement without joining the patent owner, Harvard.  Although the license effected a broad conveyance of rights to plaintiff, Harvard retained substantial interests under the patents.      

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Appellate Information

Appeal from:  United States District Court for the District Court of Massachusetts

Decided September 18, 2009

Judges

Before Lourie, Rader, Circuit Judges, and Clark, District Judge. 
Opinion by Lourie, Circuit Judge.   

Counsel

For Appellant:  Steven M. Bauer, Proskauer Rose, LLP of Boston, massachusetts

For Appellee:  Douglas B. Otto, Morrison Mahoney LLP, of Boston Massachusetts