intellectual property Jury Awards ArcherDx, MGH $4.7M in Qiagen Patent Infringement Lawsuit A federal jury ruled that various Qiagen sample prep products infringe a pair of US patents underlying ArcherDx's anchored multiplex PCR technology. Invitae Sues Natera Alleging Infringement of Patent on DNA Sequencing Assembly Technique Invitae believes its '799 patent improves upon prior art and wants a US District Court to find that Natera is infringing its IP with its Signatera test. US Appeals Court Upholds Invalidation of Columbia University Sequencing Chemistry Patents The appellate court's decision deals a blow to a 2017 Columbia University lawsuit that alleged Illumina infringed one of the invalidated patents. USPTO Board Denies Illumina Request to Review BGI Patent Illumina had argued that Complete Genomics' patent covering two-color sequencing-by-synthesis chemistry was obvious, but the US PTAB disagreed. Dart-seq Leads New Methods to Sequence Transcriptome Methylation Patterns Premium A new sequencing-based method developed by Duke University's Kate Meyer is one of several that can detect RNA methylation without the use of antibodies. Jun 25, 2019 CRISPR Patent Fight Between UC Berkeley, Broad Flares Up as USPTO Initiates New Interference Jun 17, 2019 Illumina Wins NIPT Infringement Suit Against Roche's Ariosa Diagnostics May 6, 2019 Hong Kong Startup Licenses Nasopharyngeal Cancer Early Detection Technology From Grail Apr 22, 2019 Enzo, Hologic, Grifols Settle Patent Dispute Apr 2, 2019 Ag-Bio Startup Amfora Licenses CRISPR IP From Corteva, Broad Institute Dec 10, 2018 Agilent Granted Motion to Amend Complaint for Lawsuit Against Twist Bioscience Oct 9, 2018 ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing IP to GenAhead Bio Sep 18, 2018 Thermo Fisher Licenses CRISPR Patents From Broad Institute, ERS Genomics Feb 28, 2018 Personal Genome Diagnostics Licenses Tumor Mutation Burden IP From MSKCC Jan 24, 2018 Premaitha to Appeal UK Patent Infringement Ruling in Case Against Illumina Jan 23, 2018 Thermo Fisher's Life Technologies Granted Request to Arbitrate Fraud Dispute With Cornell Jan 17, 2018 Rockefeller, Broad Settle CRISPR IP Dispute; EPO Denies Broad European Patent Nov 22, 2017 Orig3n Acquires Interleukin Genetics CLIA Lab, Remaining Assets Oct 18, 2017 Broad, DuPont Pioneer Partner to Provide Non-Exclusive Licenses to CRISPR IP Sep 11, 2017 Arcadia Biosciences Licenses Broad Institute CRISPR IP Aug 14, 2017 Appeals Court Affirms Thermo Fisher Scientific Does Not Infringe Enzo Patent Jul 24, 2017 Agilent Acquires Population Genetics Technologies' Molecular, Sample Barcoding IP Jun 29, 2017 Enzo Patent Found Invalid in Ongoing IP Lawsuits May 11, 2017 Thermo Fisher Spent $314M on Two Acquisitions in Q1; Settled IP Suits With Roche 454, Illumina Apr 28, 2017 Cambridge Epigenetix Licenses Boston Children's Hospital DNA Methylation IP Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.