In an intellectual property lawsuit filed by Cepheid against Roche, a US district court has stayed a hearing on whether a PCR patent owned by Roche is invalid until the companies finish ongoing arbitration hearings.

In addition, the court has granted a motion by Roche to dismiss Cepheid's request that the court rule a second PCR patent owned by Roche to be unenforceable, ruling that it is not pertinent to the case and that Cepheid has "manufactured a controversy" over the patent.

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