NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies last week filed a lawsuit against Promega alleging infringement of a US patent covering oligonucleotide labeling methods and compositions.

The suit was filed in the US District Court, Central District of California, Western Division and alleged that Promega is infringing US Patent Re-issue No. 43,096, titled, "Tagged Extendable Primers and Extension Products." The patent is a re-issue of US Patent No. 6,200,748 and covers the use of fluorescence to label oligonucleotides in genetic assays.

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