Illumina Defends Validity Of DNA Sequencing Patents At Trial

By Hannah Albarazi (November 19, 2021, 10:09 PM EST) -- A California federal jury heard testimony Friday from gene sequencing company Illumina's expert witness that 10 judges who previously upheld Illumina's patents behind its next-generation technology "got it right," one day after Chinese-owned DNA sequencing company Complete Genomics offered expert testimony that Illumina's patents are invalid as obvious.

Complete Genomics and its parent company BGI Genomics Co. Ltd. — which Illumina Inc. and Illumina Cambridge Ltd. hit with a patent infringement lawsuit in 2019 — called to the stand numerous chemists and geneticists Thursday to persuade the jury that the science behind Illumina's gene sequencing-related patents was previously known and so...

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