NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The US Patent and Trademark Office said that a patent interference exists between an Illumina patent application and Affymetrix’ inversion probe genotyping technology, and has named Illumina the ‘senior party’ in the case, Illumina said today.
 
The decision pertains to a lawsuit filed by Affymetrix against Illumina in July 2004 that claims Illumina infringes six patented DNA microarray and related technologies.
 

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