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Appeals Court Affirms Enzo Defeat in Patent Dispute

NEW YORK, April 4 - The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a summary judgment that an Enzo Biochem patent directed at certain nucleic-acid probes is invalid because it lacks a written description of its claimed invention.

The three-judge panel affirmed the ruling by a two-to-one vote on Tuesday. Enzo, which stressed that the decision will not have any financial impact, said it was "disappointed" and will seek a rehearing before the full court of appeals. 
 
Enzo's suit named as defendants Becton-Dickinson, BioMerieux, Chugai Pharmaceutical, Chugai Pharma USA, and Gen-Probe.

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