Court Rejects Patent Challenge Over DNA Sequencer

Law360, New York (February 24, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- A U.S. federal court has thrown out a challenge by MJ Research against several competitors for the patent to the four-color automated DNA sequencer, the machine that helped jump-start the decoding of the human genome.

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California rejected claims by scientist Henry Huang to having invented patented DNA sequencing technology used in DNA sequencing instruments by Celera and Applied Biosystems, Applied Biosystems said Tuesday.

Three of the four disputed patents are owned by the California Institute of Technology...
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