Affymetrix Opens its Patent Cupboard To Offer Bead Technology for Licensing | GenomeWeb

Affymetrix on Monday launched a new product that is not a GeneChip. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based leader of the preprinted microarray industry instead is offering up some of its patents for licensing, or sale.

Offering “reasonable terms,” the company said in a statement that it would license or, in "selected areas," sell some of its most recently issued patents, as well as some early patents.

The company said it is beginning this licensing initiative by “offering a wide range of claims directed specifically to beads.”

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