By Julia Karow

Life Technologies sued Pacific Biosciences last week to appeal the United States Patent and Trademark Office's recent ruling in a patent-interference case with the company.

In a complaint filed with the US District Court of the Northern District of California on March 31, Life Tech asked the court to review the decisions made Jan. 31 by the USPTO's Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, and to reverse or modify those rulings that are unfavorable to it.

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