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Digene Files Patent Suit Against Third Wave

Law360 (January 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Digene Corp. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Third Wave Technologies Inc. over a test for a human papillomavirus that can cause cancer.

Digene makes the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved test that detects human papillomavirus 52.

According to Digene's complaint, filed Thursday, Third Wave’s Invader HPV A9 Oligo Mix infringes Digene’s patent on its test. The complaint said the infringement has occurred since at least Oct. 11, 2005.

A Third Wave spokesman did not return phone messages for comment.

Digene is seeking an...
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