NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Myriad Genetics has sued a fifth firm alleging infringement of its patents covering BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene testing.

In a lawsuit filed on Monday in US District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division, Myriad claims that Invitae infringes 11 patents held by Myriad, along with other assignees – the University of Utah Research Foundation, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, HSC Research Development Limited Partnership (Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto), and Endorecherche.

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