Court Knocks Digene Down Again In HPV Suit

Law360, New York (September 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a further blow to Digene Corp., a federal district judge has rejected the company's motion for reconsideration of a Markman hearing order favoring Third Wave Technologies Inc. as the patent battle over a test for the cancer-causing human papilloma virus rages on.

On Thursday, Third Wave revealed that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin had denied Digene's bid, reaffirming the July decision that backed Third Wave's definitions for the disputed patent claims.

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