Illumina Sues Affymetrix Over Genetic Tech Patent

Law360, New York (May 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Genetic analysis company Illumina Inc. has sued Affymetrix Inc. for patent infringement, about 16 months after Illumina agreed to pay its rival $90 million to settle earlier patent litigation over DNA sequencing technology.

San Diego-based Illumina filed suit Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, claiming certain Affymetrix GeneChip products infringe a patent assigned to the company on March 31.

The suit alleges the GeneChip HT array plate and array plate scanner infringe U.S. Patent Number 7,510,841, which covers methods of...
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