University, Biotechs Squabble Over Genetic Testing

Law360, New York (June 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Salt Lake City-based Idaho Technology Inc. sued rival biotech company Corbett Life Science Inc. on Wednesday, seeking to enforce its patent on a technique used in analyzing DNA.

The company has also sent Corbett a term sheet for a licensing agreement, according to Jill Powlick, Idaho Technology's in-house legal counsel.

“We're still hoping to license to Corbett,” she said.

DNA samples typically contain far too little DNA to analyze. The patented technique, known as polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, involves subjecting a DNA sample to a...
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