NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Promega is suing Life Technologies saying it infringes patents held by Promega covering the analysis of small tandem repeat loci for genetic analysis.

In its complaint filed in US District Court Western District of Wisconsin last week, Promega alleges Life Tech and its Applied Biosystems business infringe US Patent No. RE37984 through the sale of AuthentiFiler products.

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