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notification from the US Patent and Trademark Office that a patent that was scheduled to issue next week has been withdrawn.

The USPTO said that it has withdrawn the issuance of US Patent No. 8,340,916 due to an anticipated patent interference proceeding between parties with pending patent applications or issued patents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.

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