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Illumina, ABI Dispute over Joint Genotyping Deal Sent to Arbitration

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (GenomeWeb News) - The case that Illumina brought against Applied Biosystems just over one year ago for breach of a joint development for genotyping systems has been sent to arbitration, Illumina said late Friday.


A San Diego superior court judge has directed the parties to an arbitration procedure, Illumina said.


The dispute arises out of an agreement the companies penned in 1999 to jointly commercialize a genotyping system. In July 2002, following delays in the development of the joint system, Illumina went ahead and launched its own BeadArray SNP genotyping system.


Applied Biosystems first filed suit against Illumina last year for patent infringement related to its oligo-ligation assay. ABI also alleged that Illumina was the one in breach of contract of the genotyping development deal, and sought arbitration.

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