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Client Alert: Supreme Court Maintains, and Identifies Exceptions, to Assignor Estoppel

June 30, 2021

The recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc., et al. upholds the centuries-old doctrine of assignor estoppel while simultaneously clarifying the boundaries of the doctrine’s application. Minerva may impact how businesses develop and implement their strategies to perfect ownership of their intellectual property. Read the complete Cantor Colburn Client Alert here, which discusses what this opinion means to you.

If you have questions, please contact us. Members of Cantor Colburn’s IP Transactional Practice Group have substantial experience representing clients in matters regarding ownership of intellectual property. Contact Charlie O’Brien, who chairs the Transactional Group, at cobrien@cantorcolburn.com and +1 (860) 286-2929, ext. 1159, or your Cantor Colburn attorney, with any questions you may have regarding this matter and your IP in general.

Contributors: Katherine Tassmer, Associate, and David Bomzer, Counsel, contributed to this Client Alert. 

Please note that each situation has its own unique circumstances and ramifications. This Client Alert is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice.

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