PerkinElmer and Agilent Technologies continue to wage their mass spec patent dispute, with defendant Agilent this month winning approval for a motion to expand its counterclaims against PerkinElmer.

Agilent moved to amend its counterclaims to add a count for breach of contract after learning in discovery that in 2010 PerkinElmer granted licenses to its mass spec IP to three other firms on terms, Agilent claimed, that were more favorable than those of Agilent's license to that same IP.

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