Henry Paulson joins University of Chicago

Henry M. Paulson Jr., former U.S. Treasury secretary, will join the University of Chicago as a senior fellow and start an independent institute located at the university, reports Bloomberg.  Paulson, 65, also a former chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), will join the university’s Harris School of Public Policy Studies for a five-year appointment starting July 1, the university said today in a statement on its website…

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Roche wins as high court limits university patent rights

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a ruling that limits the patent rights of research universities, threw out Stanford University’s suit against a Roche Holding AG (ROG) unit over methods for testing the effectiveness of AIDS treatments, Bloomberg reports. Voting 7-2, the justices upheld a lower court’s conclusion that a scientist working at Stanford in Palo Alto, California, transferred his rights to the discoveries to a company whose line of business Roche later bought. Under the court’s reasoning, the transfer made the company a co-owner of three disputed patents…

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