Oregon and Professor Spar Over Ownership of Literacy Test

September 30, 2014

The University of Oregon is locked in a legal battle with one of its professors and a former employee over who owns the rights to a basic skills test used to gauge the literacy of students in thousands of schools, The Register-Guard of Eugene reported. The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills exam was developed by researchers at Oregon, and one of its professors and a former graduate student trademarked and copyrighted the test. But in the last year, the university has sought to cancel the scholars' trademark, and they have sued Oregon for alleged trademark and copyright infringement, the newspaper reported.

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