In New Suit, Illumina Says Ion Torrent PGM Infringes Bead Array IP | GenomeWeb

In a lawsuit filed last week, Illumina alleges that Life Technologies' Ion Torrent PGM sequencer infringes a patent protecting Illumina's bead array technology.

In a complaint filed Dec. 27, 2011, in the US District Court for the Southern District of California, Illumina claims that Life Technologies and its Applied Biosystems and Ion Torrent Systems businesses infringe US Patent No. 7,060,431, entitled "Method of Making and Decoding of Array Sensors with Microspheres."

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