Affymetrix Loses First Round in Patent Dispute to Oxford Gene, Plans to Appeal | GenomeWeb

OXFORD, UK--Affymetrix lost the first round of a DNA microarray patent and licensing dispute here when a court ruled in favor of Oxford Gene Technology. The ruling found that Affymetrix's acquisition last year of Beckman Coulter's array business did not legally transfer Beckman's license to patents held by Oxford Gene. The court's finding applies to Europe, the UK, and the US.

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