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Benitec said this week that it has settled its patent infringement litigation against Ambion, putting an end to one third of a broader lawsuit filed in March.

Under the terms of the settlement, Ambion has received a non-exclusive, world-wide license to make and sell research tools and products that use Benitec’s patented DNA-directed RNAi technology. All claims and counterclaims asserted in the patent lawsuit have been resolved, Benitec noted.

Financial details of the settlement and license were not disclosed.

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