Judge Denies Applera, Illumina Bids For Judgment

Law360, New York (April 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has shot down summary judgment requests from both sides in an ongoing patent infringement dispute between Applera Corp.'s Applied Biosystems Group and rival Illumina Inc.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup issued an order Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, denying Illumina's attempt to have Applied Biosystems' claims dismissed for failure to meet the statute of limitations under California law.

He also denied a cross-motion from Applied Biosystems' that would have dismissed the statue of limitations argument from...
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