Applied Biosystems Obtains Injunctions In Germany Vs. Bio-Rad And MJ Research

Law360, New York (June 23, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A German court has found Bio-Rad Laboratories and MJ Research in infringement of a patent held by rival Applera and barred the defendants from manufacturing and marketing the associated genetic equipment.

The German District Court in Dusseldorf issued injunctions barring the manufacture and sale of real-time thermal cyclers capable of performing real-time polymerase chain reaction methods, according to Applera.

The Court found that the defendants infringe the German national patent corresponding to European Patent No. 872562, issued to Applera’s Applied Biosystems unit in September 2002....
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