NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina and Sequenom said today that they will pool all their owned and in-licensed intellectual property relating to their respective noninvasive prenatal tests, including those that are the subject of interference proceedings, effectively ending four years of patent disputes.

Under the agreement, Illumina will have exclusive worldwide rights to use the pooled IP to develop and sell in vitro diagnostic kits for NIPT and to license the IP to third-party laboratories that want to develop and sell their own laboratory-developed tests.

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