This article has been updated from a previous version to clarify the fact that Richard Warburg's comments referred to the patent reexamination process in general, and not to the specific case regarding Solexa.
 
The US Patent and Trademark Office in late February preliminarily rejected all claims in two patents licensed by Solexa relating to 3’-protected reversible terminator chemistry after a law firm asked it to reexamine them, In Sequence has learned.
 

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