The Supreme Court is questioning whether patents on inventions that arise from federally funded research must go to the university where the inventor worked, the Associated Press reports. The court heard arguments Monday from lawyers from Stanford University, which wants the patents to technology for detecting HIV levels in a patient's blood. The university said it owns the technology because its discoverer worked at Stanford. The 1980 Bayh-Dole Act allows universities to retain the rights to research funded by federal grants…

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Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.