NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom said in its Form 10-K filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week that the US Patent and Trademark Office on March 12 declared a patent interference between US Patent No. 8,008,018 held by Verinata Health, now part of Illumina, and Sequenom's pending patent application No. 13/070,275. In February 2012, Verinata and Stanford University sued Sequenom alleging it infringes the patent through the offering of its MaterniT21 Plus test.

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