NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic Technologies is suing PreventionGenetics in federal court claiming patent infringement.

Melbourne, Australia-based GTG filed its lawsuit in the US District Court, Western District of Wisconsin on Nov. 2 alleging PreventionGenetics infringes US Patent No. 5,612,179, titled "Intron sequence analysis method for detection of adjacent and remote locus alleles as haplotypes." The patent was assigned by an entity called Genetype AG to GTG. The patent was originally assigned to Genetype by the technology's inventor Malcolm Simons.

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