Roche Molecular Systems has been awarded US Patent No. 8,095,322, "Systems and methods for determining cross-talk coefficients in PCR and other data sets."
Ronald Kurnik, Aditya Sane, and Christopher Elkin are named as inventors on the patent.
John Opitz, a medical geneticist at the University of Utah, has been awarded the William Allan Award by the American Society of Human Genetics for his work in identifying and understanding genetic syndromes.
According to the amended complaint, University of Utah's Brenda Bass had “so well-defined” the concept at issue that it "could have been reduced to practice by someone with ordinary skill in the art without further research.”