Sequenom, Beckman Drop DNA Analysis Patent Suit

Law360, New York (June 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Less than two weeks after a Markman hearing in Beckman Coulter Inc.'s infringement suit against genetic analysis company Sequenom Inc. over patents for genotyping applications, Beckman Coulter has dropped its claims and asked a federal judge to dismiss the case.

On Monday, the parties filed a joint motion asking a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California to dismiss with prejudice Beckman Coulter's claims and to dismiss without prejudice the counterclaims raised by Sequenom. Each party agreed to pay its own...
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