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A regional court said certain 10x Genomics' products, including older GEM chips and some Chromium instruments, infringed a "utility model," similar to a patent.

Athena and its supporters have asked the Supreme Court to clarify patent eligibility, but Mayo recently countered that this is a job for legislators.

Exact argues that JHU has no basis to demand any royalties on sales of Cologuard because the test doesn't use any patents the university licensed to the company.

The company expects to launch Signatera for clinical use in colorectal cancer next year and has started to recruit a sales team for the assay.

10x will pay Becton Dickinson $25 million over four years and the firms have agreed to refrain from engaging in a legal battle on other fronts.

According to the DOJ, the company also accepted a 25-year ban on participating in any federal healthcare program.

23andMe had sued Ancestry.com for, among other things, infringing a patent related to a method for determining the degree to which two people in a database are related.

Not for a While

In a court filing, lawyers say Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of Theranos, hasn't paid them in a year, the Mercury News reports.

Personal Genomics alleged that PacBio tried to sublicense the patent-in-suit in the years prior to its launch of the Sequel sequencing platform.

CareDx claims that Eurofins Viracor infringes on its patent related to noninvasive monitoring of organ transplant rejection through cell-free DNA analysis.

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A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.