NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies has filed a lawsuit charging Biosearch Technologies with infringing five patents related to fluorescent probes used in real-time PCR.

The suit, filed Sept. 18 in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Marshall Division, relates to five patents assigned to Life Technologies' Applied Biosystems group. The patents — Nos. 5,538,848; 5,723,591; 5,876,930; 6,030,787; and 6,258,569 — cover various aspects of self-quenching fluorescent probes.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

In Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.

Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.

A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.

With the launch of Scott Kelly into space today, the study of him and his earthbound brother to disentangle the effects of life in space from the effects of genetics kicks off.