NEW YORK, March 26 - Affymetrix and Oxford Gene Technology said Monday they had settled a multinational patent infringement dispute, allowing both companies to proceed in licensing and developing their microarray technology.

The companies, which have been entrenched in a legal battle since 1999, would not disclose the terms of the settlement, but Affymetrix said that it would incure a $19 million charge as well as other possible legal fees.

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