NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic Technologies today said that the US Patent and Trademark Office has affirmed the validity of certain claims of a primary non-coding DNA patent held by the Australian firm.

In a formal notification to Genetic Technologies, the USPTO states that certain claims of US Patent No. 5,612,179 "are confirmed" while other claims "are not re-examined," Genetic Technologies said.

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