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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A federal court has ruled in Illumina's favor in a lawsuit filed by Helicos BioSciences that had alleged patent infringement.

In a decision dated Aug. 28, District Judge Sue Robinson of the US District Court for the District of Delaware granted Illumina's motion for summary judgment declaring US Patent No 7,593,109 held by Helicos invalid for "lack of written description."

Titled "Apparatus and methods for analyzing samples," the patent relates to an apparatus, systems, and methods for biological sample analysis.

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