IP/patents

Under the terms of the agreements, Thermo Fisher obtains global non-exclusive rights to products, tools, and research services involving the technologies.

PGDx has the exclusive rights to develop both tissue- and blood-based diagnostics using MSK’s TMB-related intellectual property.

Premaitha had been sued by Illumina for allegedly infringing on five patents related to noninvasive prenatal testing with its Iona test.

Cornell claims that it was fraudulently induced into settling a patent-infringement lawsuit it filed with Life Tech against Illumina.

The Broad Institute also announced announced a setback in proceedings over a CRISPR patent application filed in Europe.

Interleukin said in July that it would liquidate its assets after laying off 63 percent of its workforce and suspending sales of its controversial genetic test.

The collaborators will grant the licenses to any entities wanting to use the technology for commercial agricultural research and product development.

The nonexclusive license allows Arcadia to use the patented technology to develop nutritional and agricultural productivity traits in its core crops.

Enzo Biochem, Enzo Life Sciences, and Yale University had originally brought the suit against Life Technologies, now part of Thermo Fisher, in 2004.

Population Genetics was formed to commercialize the IP portfolio of Sydney Brenner focused on high sensitivity and high specificity NGS detection.

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The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.