By Justin Petrone

The board of appeals of the European Patent Office recently upheld the revocation of an Affymetrix patent that covers the making of high-density arrays, BioArray News has learned.

Pierre Cremona, a formalities officer for the appeals board, confirmed this week that the board, after hearing oral proceedings in the case, decided to uphold the revocation of European Patent 0619321, "Method and apparatus for investigating polynucleotide or amino acid sequences."

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