Helicos has sued Pacific Biosciences for allegedly infringing four patents related to its sequencing-by-synthesis technology, and for "actively inducing" infringement by third parties that have placed orders for PacBio machines.

Helicos filed the suit last Friday in the US District Court for the District of Delaware. It claims that Pacific Biosciences is infringing claims in four of its US Patents: numbers 7,645,596; 7,037,687; 7,169,560; and 7,767,400.

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