NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Combinatorial chemistry systems firm Irori Technologies is suing Luminex accusing the Austin, Texas-based firm of infringing three patents with its xMAP and xTAG technologies.

In its complaint filed on Friday in the US District Court for the Southern District of California, Irori alleged Luminex infringes US Patent Nos. 6,372,428; 6,416,714; and 6,352,854. The patents, which cover methods of using encoded beads for individually tracking molecules during chemical synthesis, are assigned to San Diego-based Irori.

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