USPTO Board Invalidates RainDance Patent | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated a number of claims in a patent held by RainDance Technologies following an inter partes review of an intellectual property dispute between RainDance and 10x Genomics.

10x Genomics requested an inter partes review, which was granted last January, of RainDance's US Patent No. 8,658,430 B2, which concerns methods and systems for manipulating droplet size.

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