NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina announced today that it has filed two patent infringements lawsuits against five companies in Europe over their use of noninvasive prenatal tests that Illumina claims violate its intellectual property protections.

Illumina filed suit in the UK against The Doctors Laboratory, TDL Genetics, and Ariosa Diagnostics, alleging that The Doctors Laboratory's and TDL Genetics' use of the Harmony NIPT tests supplied by Ariosa infringe on Illumina's European Patent 0 994 963.

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