Thermo Finnigan Sues Applera for Patent Infringement; Says Prism Tool Violates Its Electrophoresis IP

Thermo Finnigan has sued Applera for allegedly infringing a 9-year-old patent covering capillary electrophoresis, ProteoMonitor’s sister publication GenomeWeb News has learned.

In a suit filed on Dec. 8 in the US District Court of Delaware, Thermo claims that Applied Biosystems’ gene analyzers infringe inventions listed in its patent entitled “Controlled-Temperature Anion Separation by Capillary Electrophoresis.”

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