Genetics Co. Sues 6 Labs Over DNA Test Patent

Law360, New York (January 19, 2011, 5:12 PM EST) -- An Australian genetic testing company sued American Esoteric Laboratories, Clinical Pathology Laboratories Inc. and others Wednesday, claiming their genetic tests infringe a patent for DNA sequence analysis.

Genetic Technologies Ltd. filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas against AEL, CPL, Fairfax Medical Laboratories Inc., Sonic Healthcare USA Inc., East Side Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Laboratories Inc. over a patent covering a method for ascertaining whether a certain DNA sequence contains several genes that were inherited together.

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