Doggie DNA Tester Growls At Rival’s Patent Claims

Law360, New York (October 25, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT) -- Canine DNA test maker Scidera Canine LLC on Monday bit back against patent infringement accusations from rival Mars Inc. and two patent licensors, asking a California federal judge to rule it had not infringed a patent for the DNA tests.

Scidera launched its declaratory judgment suit in response to a pair of letters Mars sent threatening legal action over Scidera's “Canine Heritage” DNA canine breed identification test kit, which allegedly infringes U.S. Patent Number 7,729,863. Scidera claims in the suit that its product was manufactured and...
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