By Justin Petrone

A US court has set the schedule for an intellectual property suit that could give Affymetrix and an independent inventor rights in two Illumina patents.

After a preliminary trial conference on June 8, Judge Stephen Crocker of the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin set a timetable for the suit that, barring delays or a settlement, will result in the two array vendors meeting for a jury trial on April 23, 2012.

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