lawsuit Synthego Preemptively Sues Agilent Technologies to Ward Off CRISPR Patent Infringement Allegations Agilent allegedly tried to get Synthego to license patents related to CRISPR guide RNAs and threatened to escalate its response when Synthego did not do so. Lacks Family Sues Thermo Fisher Scientific The Baltimore Sun reports that members of Henrietta Lacks' family are suing Thermo Fisher Scientific. Parts of Arizona Law Blocked According to the Associated Press, an Arizona judge has blocked parts of a new law criminalizing performing abortions due to fetal genetic anomalies. CareDx Patents Deemed Invalid in Court Battle Against Natera, Eurofins Viracor In a separate case in which CareDx and Natera are suing each other for false advertising, a court has set a trial date in late October. 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. Apr 9, 2020 CareDx, Stanford Sue TAI Diagnostics for Patent Infringement Mar 18, 2020 Jury Invalidates Pacific Biosciences Patents in Lawsuit Against Oxford Nanopore Mar 17, 2020 US Appeals Court Overturns Roche Win in Illumina NIPT Suit Mar 17, 2020 CareDx, Stanford Add Third Patent to IP Lawsuit Against Natera Mar 12, 2020 Jury Rules in Favor of Hologic, Grifols in BioMérieux Patent Infringement Lawsuit Feb 27, 2020 Illumina Sues BGI Again, Alleging New CoolMPS Chemistry Infringes SBS Patents Feb 20, 2020 Illumina Seeks Preliminary Injunction Against BGI in US Patent Infringement Case Feb 18, 2020 Natera Countersues CareDx for False Advertising Feb 14, 2020 Bio-Rad Laboratories Products Indirectly Infringe 10x Genomics Patents, USITC Confirms Feb 11, 2020 Quest Files Motion for Summary Judgment in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Feb 6, 2020 Court Strikes BGI Defenses in Suit Against Illumina; Partly Upholds Patent Infringement Claim Feb 6, 2020 Twist Bioscience Shares Soar on Speculation of Lawsuit Settlement With Agilent Jan 24, 2020 Federal Court Whittles Down Fluidigm Lawsuit Against IonPath Jan 22, 2020 10x Genomics Lawsuit Over Exclusivity of Harvard Single-Cell IP License Going to Trial Jan 16, 2020 Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Accusing Illumina, Affymetrix of Fraud, Theft of Trade Secrets Jan 13, 2020 Natera Sues CareDx Over New Cell-Free DNA Patent Jan 10, 2020 Illumina Files New Suits Against BGI in UK, Sweden Over Sequencing IP Jan 8, 2020 Magistrate Judge Recommends Partial Rejection of Natera Motion to Dismiss CareDx False Advertising Lawsuit Jan 6, 2020 Guardant Health CEO Deleted Email Evidence After Lawsuit Deposition Dec 20, 2019 10x Genomics Shares Rise Following ITC Determination in Patent Infringement Case Load More Breaking News Analysis Finds Sibling Cascade Testing Could Be Cost Effective in Pediatric Cancer Armonica Technologies Closes $2M Series B Financing Round Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests; California Cancer Testing Law; More In Brief This Week: The Jackson Laboratory, CareDx, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Grail, Foundation Medicine, Personalis, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: NanoString, Sophia Genetics, EliTech, Lybe Scientific, More The Scan J&J Booster Support A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times. To Keep the Cases Moving The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases. NAS Expels Archaeologist Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences. PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.