Summary Judgment Denied In Applera Patent Saga

Law360, New York (January 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A California judge denied a motion for summary judgment brought by Applera Corp.'s Applied Biosystems Group in Applera's ongoing patent infringement dispute with rival Illumina Inc.

In a decision handed down Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the judge also denied Applied Biosystems' request to dismiss Illumina's counterclaims, and denied defendant Stephen Macevicz's motion to dismiss Applied Biosystems' claims against him.

Applied Biosystems, an arm of the world's largest maker of gene research equipment Applera, manufactures and sells products used...
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