NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Microarray developer Febit Biotech said last week that it has served Codon with a lawsuit for allegedly infringing US Patent No. 6,586,211, which covers a method for making synthetic nucleic acids.
 
In a statement, Febit called the patent “the cornerstone” of its IP portfolio, which includes around 15 patents and patent applications and covers the use of microarrays for synthetic gene production.
 

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