Life Technologies and its Applied Biosystems group have dismissed their patent-infringement lawsuit against GenMark Diagnostics related to a multiplex, PCR-based polynucleotide-capture method, GenMark said today.

GenMark noted that the suit was dismissed before GenMark filed any responsive pleadings.

The suit, filed Nov. 19, 2010, in the US District Court for the Southern District of California, had alleged that GenMark infringed US Patent No. 6,514,699, entitled "Multiplex polynucleotide capture methods and compositions."

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