ABI Sues Thermo Electron for Infringement of Mass Spectrometer Patent

Applera, MDS and Applied Biosystems/MDS Scientific Instruments have filed a complaint in US District Court for the District of Delaware for Thermo Electron’s alleged infringement of a patent dealing with triple quadrupole mass spectrometers.

ABI previously won an $18.1 million settlement from Waters for infringement of the same patent, US patent number 4,963,736, entitled “Mass Spectrometer and Method and Improved Ion Transmission” (see ProteoMonitor story on March 19).

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