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Topic of Interest: What Employers Need to Know About Assigned Patents after Minerva Surgical Inc. v. Hologic Inc.
October 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am PDT
In Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc., 141 S. Ct. 2298 (2021), the Supreme Court narrowed assignor estoppel, a long-established equitable doctrine that bars a person who has assigned the rights to a patent or patent application from later challenging the validity of the assigned patent. Under Minerva, the estoppel does not apply so long as the validity challenge does not contradict any representations made concerning the invention at the time of the assignment. This decision has substantial ramifications for employers and best practices for employee invention assignments. This webinar will review the facts and holding of Minerva, how the decision may impact your practice and resources for invention assignments post-Minerva.