NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina has filed a lawsuit against Affymetrix alleging infringement its array technology.

The suit, filed yesterday in the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, alleges that a variety of Affymetrix products infringe Illumina's US Patent No. 7,510,841, entitled, "Methods of Making and Using Composite Arrays for the Detection of a Plurality of Target Analytes." The patent was issued on March 31, 2009.

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