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Court OKs Benitec s Request to Dismiss Patent Lawsuit Against Nucleonics

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (GenomeWeb News) - A court has dismissed Benitec's RNA interference patent infringement lawsuit with Nucleonics at Benitec's request, the company said today.

 

Benitec filed a motion with the US District Court for the District of Delaware to dismiss the suit after a recent Supreme Court decision in an unrelated case brought Nucelonics' drug development activities within the "safe harbor" exemption of drug development. Benitec said it filed the motion because "no case or controversy existed" anymore.

 

Benitec sued Nucleonics in March 2004 for infringing its US Patent No. 6,573,099.

The Scan

Looking for Omicron

NPR reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US has gotten better but also that some experts say more needs to be done to better track the Omicron variant.

Holmes Alleges Abuse

The Associated Press reports that Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes has testified at her wire fraud trial that her business and romantic partner abused her.

Bit More Diverse, But More to Do

While Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than previously, they are still underrepresented, according to US News & World Report.

PNAS Papers on Yeast Gene Silencing, Zika Virus Inhibition, Immunoglobulin Hypermutation

In PNAS this week: gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, possible neuroprotective role for SHFL in a mouse model of Zika virus infection, and more.