By Tony Fong

PerkinElmer is suing Life Technologies, MDS, and MDS Analytical Technologies, alleging they are infringing five patents held by PerkinElmer for certain mass spectrometry technologies.

The lawsuit filed on Jan. 20 in US District Court in Massachusetts relates to patents that were originally granted to Analytica of Branford by the US Patent and Trademark Office between 1997 and 2001. PerkinElmer acquired AOB last year.

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