The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to a hear Stanford University case against pharmaceutical company Roche Holding AG over HIV-related patent rights of its researchers, The Mercury News reports. Stanford is suing Roche Holding AG over the patents to testing methods for evaluating AIDS treatments, which Stanford insists were developed by a university researcher. The justices will use the case to define the scope of a law that distributes patent rights among institutions that receive federal money. The Obama administration and the Association of American Universities support Stanford.

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