By Julia Karow

This story was originally published March 3.

A month after suing Pacific Biosciences and several former employees for unlawfully recruiting its workers and disclosing confidential information, Affymetrix dropped the suit in December.

According to a document filed with the Santa Clara County Superior Court of California, Affymetrix asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit on Dec. 2, 2010. The company provided no explanation in the filing for why it decided to drop the action.

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