After the European patent office decided last week to uphold the so-called Southern patent for DNA microarrays, a license to the patent may become a must-have for any microarray producer who wants to sell its wares in Europe without facing legal opposition.

The patent, European Patent number 0373203, was granted in August 1994 to Oxford Gene Technologies (OGT), a company set up by Oxford University biochemistry professor Edwin Southern.

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