intellectual property Qiagen, NeuMoDx Lose Patent Appeal in BD/HandyLab Dispute An appeals court has affirmed an earlier decision to uphold two patents related to microfluidic device construction. 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. Oct 15, 2019 Dart-seq Leads New Methods to Sequence Transcriptome Methylation Patterns Premium 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 Load More Breaking News In Ongoing False Advertising Suit, Judge Allows Natera Counterclaims Against Guardant Health Centogene Strikes Rare Disease Target Discovery Deal With Insilico Medicine Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay Parse Biosciences Partners With Research Instruments for Southeast Asia Distribution The Scan Transplant Tests Edited Pig Kidneys The Associated Press reports a University of Alabama-Birmingham team transplanted genetically modified pig kidneys into a brain-dead human patient. UK Changes Some Gene-Edited Crop Rules A new law may enable gene-edited crops to be sold in the UK within about five years, New Scientist says. Pill Works Against Omicron in Lab Pfizer's antiviral pill to treat SARS-CoV-2 appears to work against the Omicron variant, the Wall Street Journal reports. Nature Papers Find Genetic Risk Factor for Smell, Taste Loss in COVID-19; Analyze TB Granulomas In Nature this week: genome-wide association study find locus linked to the risk COVID-19 patients losing their sense of taste or smell, and more.