BOSTON — The microarray industry has been notoriously litigious over the past five years, with just about every company entering the space becoming involved in a patent dispute with either Oxford Gene Technology, which manages the intellectual property developed by Edwin Southern, or Affymetrix, which holds a broad-based patent covering its microarray technology.

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