NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Myriad Genetics yesterday filed a suit against Quest Diagnostics alleging patent infringement, the fourth lawsuit Myriad has filed against a competitor following a US Supreme Court ruling on patents covering BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene testing.

The lawsuit was filed in US District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division, and in addition to Myriad, the plaintiffs include the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and Canadian firm Endorecherche.

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