NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit this week handed down a ruling in the case of Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. v. Cepheid affirming a district court's previous ruling invalidating a US patent assigned to Roche covering PCR-based methods for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and drug resistance.

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