Catalyst Sues Life Technologies Over DNA Sequencing IP

Law360, New York (July 20, 2011, 4:36 PM EDT) -- Catalyst Assets LLC sued Life Technologies Corp. in California on Tuesday, alleging the defendant's Solid System DNA sequencing platform infringes a Catalyst patent.

According to the complaint, Joseph Sorge was the first scientist to recognize that certain nucleotides had previously unappreciated uses in biochemical reactions, and he obtained a patent on his invention in 1999 and assigned it to Catalyst. The suit claims that Life Technologies' Solid System uses Sorge's invention and seeks unspecified damages.

"Life technologies has directly, indirectly, contributorily and/or by inducement infringed and...
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