Texas A&M Blocked From Using Dog DNA Test Patents

Law360, New York (February 09, 2010, 2:22 PM ET) -- Texas A&M University will be forced to stop testing canine DNA for certain genetic disorders as part of a settlement with OptiGen LLC, a canine medical testing company that sued the school and a Bahamas-based rival for allegedly infringing five patents covering the diagnostic methods.

The university and its employees are wholly barred from practicing inventions contained in five patents, according to a consent judgment approved Sunday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.

The judgment effectively bars Texas A&M from...
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