NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic Technologies announced today it received a further ex parte re-examination certificate from the US Patent and Trademark Office for certain claims related to the company's non-coding DNA patent.

The Australian firm said that the certificate follows the third request for ex parte re-examination by Duluth, Ga.-based Merial of claims 1-15, 17, 18, 26-29, and 32 of US Patent No. 5,612,179. In the certificate, the USPTO confirms the patentability of all the claims, and no amendments were made to the '179 patent, GTG said.

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