NEW YORK, June 23 (GenomeWeb News) - Applied Biosystems has obtained injunctions against Bio-Rad Laboratories, MJ Research, and MJ Research distributor Biozym in Germany, prohibiting these companies from manufacturing and selling thermal cyclers for real-time PCR, ABI said today.
The injunctions were issued by the German District Court in D sseldorf. The court found that the defendants infringe a German patent corresponding to European Patent No. 872562, issued to ABI's parent company Applera in Septembrer 2002.
In April 2003, ABI obtained a similar injunction against Bio-Rad in Japan based on a Japanese patent.