NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a lower court's ruling that Affymetrix and Life Technologies' Navigenics business did not infringe a patent held by E8 Pharmaceuticals and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The court issued its ruling last week saying it was based "solely on our agreement with the district court's construction of the phrase 'randomly primed PCR-derived RCG.' We do not reach any other issues raised on appeal."

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