NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom said in its Form 10-K filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week that the US Patent and Trademark Office on March 12 declared a patent interference between US Patent No. 8,008,018 held by Verinata Health, now part of Illumina, and Sequenom's pending patent application No. 13/070,275. In February 2012, Verinata and Stanford University sued Sequenom alleging it infringes the patent through the offering of its MaterniT21 Plus test.

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Apr
27
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This webinar is the third in a four-part series highlighting real-world examples of how some lab directors are bringing validated next-generation sequencing-based tests to the clinic.

May
09
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SeraCare

This webinar is the last in a four-part series highlighting real-world examples of how some lab directors are bringing validated next-generation sequencing-based tests to the clinic.

May
11
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PerkinElmer

This webinar will provide an overview of an RNA-seq protocol that has been optimized to study small RNA species such as microRNAs.

May
23
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Agilent Technologies

This webinar will discuss a target enrichment workflow for high-confidence detection of variants.