Sequenom Gets USPTO Notification of Withdrawn Patent Issuance | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom said Friday evening that it has received notification from the US Patent and Trademark Office that a patent that was scheduled to issue next week has been withdrawn.

The USPTO said that it has withdrawn the issuance of US Patent No. 8,340,916 due to an anticipated patent interference proceeding between parties with pending patent applications or issued patents covering similar subject matter. Sequenom said that it had previously been notified by the USPTO that the patent would issue on Dec. 25.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.

Some people who harbor genetic variants associated with disease show no signs and may give insight into the continuum of symptoms, Spectrum reports.

Some 57 snow monkeys at a Japanese zoo were found to be rhesus macaque hybrids, which are banned in Japan.

British researchers say they've been removed from EU grant applications, according to the Guardian.