Judge Tosses Suit In ABL-SmartGene Patent Spat

Law360, New York (April 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has dealt a blow to Advanced Biological Laboratories SA, dismissing for lack of jurisdiction the biotech company's claims that SmartGene USA infringes its patents for health care computer programs.

Judge Leonard Davis concluded Monday that ABL had failed to present any evidence that North Carolina-based SmartGene USA, a clinical analysis and diagnostics provider, had any contacts with Eastern Texas.

ABL alleges that SmartGene infringes two of its patents for computer programs related to...
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