NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Applied Biosystems today said that the Technical Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office has reinstated its patent covering real-time PCR thermal cycler technology.
The ruling overturns a December 2004 decision by the Opposition Division to revoke the patent for "alleged lack of novelty," ABI said. The case will be returned to the Opposition Division for review of other issues.
The patent is European Patent No. 872562.
Additional details were not disclosed.