NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Supreme Court on Monday, Feb. 28, will hear an infringement case between Stanford University and Roche Molecular Systems related to PCR patents for detecting HIV load and for monitoring effectiveness of treatments.

In the 2005 lawsuit, which Stanford said could have "a significant impact on research universities across the country," the university claimed that Roche has been infringing three patents and that it filed the suit only after years of attempting to get the company to license the IP.

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Mar
08
Sponsored by
Swift Biosciences

This webinar will discuss an optimized protocol for methyl-CpG binding domain sequencing (MBD-seq), which enables comprehensive, adequately powered, and cost-effective large-scale methylome-wide association studies (MWAS) of almost all 28 million CpG sites in the genome.

Apr
05
Sponsored by
Labcyte

This webinar will discuss how acoustic liquid handling can reduce the time and costs for labs performing carrier screening with next-generation sequencing.