Published in Food and Drug Law Weekly, May 7th, 2010
Dr. Renee Kaswan, founder of IP Advocate (www.IPAdvocate.org) and former University of Georgia Veterinary Ophthalmology professor, recently settled her long-standing legal battle with the University of Georgia Research Foundation (UGARF). [See companion news release, "IP Advocate Founder Settles Lawsuit with University of Georgia Research Foundation."]
But she says her experience of being maliciously sued by her own university is not unusual for an academic inventor and, in fact, is so pernicious that the practice threatens the nation's ability to translate important scientific discoveries...
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