Small University Accuses Stanford of Cribbing Idea for New Artificial Knee

Tom Barnard, LeTourneau U.

Some student researchers at Stanford U. were recognized by "Time" magazine for inventing a prosthetic knee (left) that a team at LeTourneau U., in Texas, says is very similar to one it developed earlier (right).
November 22, 2009

A blocky artificial knee joint that can be produced for around $20 is at the heart of a dispute between Stanford University and LeTourneau University, a small Christian institution in the Piney Woods of East Texas.

Student researchers at both…

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