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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina has filed a lawsuit against Ariosa Diagnostics and its parent firm, Roche Molecular Systems, for allegedly infringing one of its patents.

Illumina filed its suit Monday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that Ariosa is infringing its US Patent No. 7,955,794, entitled "Multiplex Nucleic Acid Reactions." Specifically, Illumina believes that Ariosa's microarray-based version of its Harmony Prenatal Test is infringing that patent.

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