Welcome to Skilled in the Art. I’m Law.com IP reporter Scott Graham.

You’d think in the academic world that universities would treat each other with fairness and respect, right? I mean, college football players and coaches shake hands even after the toughest, chippiest football games. Well, that level of goodwill was absent from the University of Wisconsin‘s patent partnership with Washington University in St. Louis. A $31 million judgment for WashU was entered a few weeks ago, but now the bench verdict has been unsealed and it is not a pretty picture for Wisconsin’s tech transfer unit. I’ve got details below.

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