Fed. Circ. Upholds Illumina Win In DNA Patent Spat

Law360, New York (March 25, 2010, 4:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday affirmed a lower court's rulings against Applera Corp.-Applied Biosystems Group in its dispute with Illumina Inc. and subsidiary Solexa Inc. over the ownership of patents for a DNA sequencing method invented by a former Applera employee.

Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled correctly when he denied Applera's motions for judgment as a matter of law or for a new trial on ownership of the patents-in-suit, the...
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