NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid is asking a federal court to declare two patents held by Roche invalid.

In a lawsuit filed last week in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, Cepheid asked the court also to find that it does not infringe US Patent Nos. 5,804,375 and 6,127,155 held by Roche.

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