Applied Biosystems has been put at a big disadvantage in an important sequencing patent issue after a key licensing partner was recently named the junior party in a patent interference review triggered by the allowance of an Enzo Biochem patent on DNA sequencing technology.
According to a patent attorney with experience in the interference review process, statistics show that companies named a junior party have little chance of winning the US patent office’s designation as original inventor.

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