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Applera Withdraws Opposition to Affy Patents in Europe

Applied Biosystems parent Applera last week withdrew its opposition to an effort by Affymetrix to win back IP rights to a patent the European Patent Office revoked in its entirety one year ago (see BAN 3/9/2005).

The patent in question, "Methods using nucleic acid hybridization patterns on a matrix of oligonucleotides" (EP0834576) was initially granted to Affymetrix on Nov. 28, 2001, and published in the European Register the following month.

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