Court Dismisses False-Marking Suit Against Firms Marketing Nucleic Acid Analysis Tools | GenomeWeb

A US district court has dismissed a lawsuit filed earlier this year against more than a dozen life science companies alleging that they falsely marked certain nucleic acid detection, amplification, and cloning technologies as being patented after the relevant patents expired.

However, the court also granted the plaintiff, intellectual property watchdog firm Troll Busters, 30 days' leave to amend certain deficiencies in its complaint — namely, the citation of specific instances of false patent marking by the defendants.

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