The European Patent Office has taken steps to revoke a 13-year-old, foundational Affymetrix patent in Europe after eight years of opposition from firms including Multilyte, Oxford Gene Technology, and Incyte Pharmaceuticals, BioArray News has learned.
 
According to EPO documents, the opposition division of the EPO decided to revoke European Patent No. 0619321, “Method and apparatus for investigating polynucleotide or amino acid sequences,” on June 20.
 

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