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Penn Cancer Center Sues Former Researcher For $1 Billion


Beep beep! Angry scientists coming through! As the Scientist reports, the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at Penn is suing a former employee of 12 years, Craig Thompson, for withholding information about founding a biotech firm, Agios Pharmaceuticals. The Abramson Institute claims that Thompson is responsible for stealing their intellectual property, although Thompson claims that he had nothing to hide. So the Abramson Institute is suing him for $1 billion.

What ever happened to "the scientific community" and "not whining about intellectual property when your life revolves around finding the cure for cancer and you're wasting time and money by filing a lawsuit so just look at the bigger picture, man"?