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Biotech Co. Fires Back Against Applera

Law360 (May 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Michigan-based biotechnology company has fought back against a rival company’s lawsuit claiming infringement of three patents covering medical diagnostic kits.

Michigan Diagnostic LLC filed a lawsuit Tuesday, asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to declare non-infringement of 59 Applera Corp. patents. Applera, which operates under the name Applied Biosystems Group, filed a suit two months earlier against Michigan Diagnostic in Massachusetts, claiming the Michigan company violated two patents.

Applera filed an amended complaint in April adding another patent to its...
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