NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson said today that it and Hologic's Gen-Probe business have settled a patent dispute, and the company has been granted a license from Gen-Probe to make, use, and sell certain products that BD had been accused of infringing.

BD will make payments to Gen-Probe as part of the settlement, including upfront fees and ongoing royalties. BD did not specify the amounts of the payments but said they are not material to the firm.

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