By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Columbia University's trustees today sued Illumina claiming infringement of five patents covering methods for next-generation sequencing.

In the lawsuit filed in US District Court for the District of Delaware, Columbia alleges Illumina infringes on US Patent Nos. 7,635,578; 7,713,698; 7,790,869; 7,883,869; and 8,088,575.

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