NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina said today that the US Patent and Trademark Office has ordered a re-examination of two patents at the heart of ongoing intellectual property litigation between the firm and Affymetrix.
 
The two patents being re-examined are No. 6,355,432, entitled “Products for detecting nucleic acids,” and No. 6,646,243, entitled “Nucleic acid reading and analysis system.”
 

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