NEW YORK, May 18 (GenomeWeb News) - The US Patent and Trademark Office has determined that Agilent Technologies may not have been the first to the patent office, but it did beat the University of California in developing an improved method of mass spectrometry, and therefore deserves a patent for the technology.

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