intellectual property 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. CRISPR Patent Fight Between UC Berkeley, Broad Flares Up as USPTO Initiates New Interference The process challenges claims made in certain UC Berkeley patents on the use of CRISPR-Cas9 to edit eukaryotic genomes. 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 Mar 20, 2017 Pacific Biosciences Sues Oxford Nanopore for Patent Infringement Load More Breaking News Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.