NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — In an intellectual property lawsuit brought against Roche by Cepheid, a federal court has ordered that a hearing be delayed on whether a PCR patent owned by Roche is invalid and expired until an outcome is achieved in arbitration proceedings between the companies.

The court also has dismissed additional counts by Cepheid against Roche seeking judgment that a second PCR patent owned by Roche is unenforceable, citing a lack of subject matter.

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