8 months ago
To make a long story short, ex-professor from Missouri university accused of stealing students invention. What’s more. it was sold for more than $1.5 million and here is what the Typical Student team will tell you about.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City
So, today, a former Missouri uni prof is being sued for stealing a pharmaceutical student's research from his student. His name is Ashim Mitra and he worked as a pharmacy professor at the school. However, Mitra got more than $1.5 million for his student’s invention. Thus, the prof is also being sued for selling the invention. He continues denying he stole from the student.
Who Is This Student?
The name of the student is Kishore Cholkar. As stated in the lawsuit, Kishore started “the research on a better way to receive drugs to the eye in 2010 while he was working at the university as a graduate research assistant.” Although the college officials said they have all rights to the invention, Ashim Mitra allegedly took Cholkar's work and sold it to a pharmaceutical development company named Auven Therapeutics. They sold it to a pharmaceutical conglomerate in India for $40 million.
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