This article was originally published on April 28.

The University of Nebraska and UNeMed, the technology-transfer organization for the UN Medical Center, have sued Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics for allegedly infringing patents related to clinical laboratory automation technology, according to court documents published last week.

The suit revolves around two patents owned by UNeMed and exclusively licensed to Abbot Laboratories, though Abbott is not listed as a co-plaintiff on the complaint.

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