LabCorp Ducks Some Stanford Claims In Prenatal Test IP Row

Law360, San Francisco (February 21, 2013, 7:03 PM EST) -- Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings partially ducked claims that it infringed Verinata Health Inc. and Stanford University's patents on prenatal tests, but it remains on the hook for claims that it indirectly infringed by taking blood for the tests, a California federal judge ruled Wednesday.

LabCorp argued that it should be dismissed from the lawsuit because it doesn't make or use the Harmony Test, produced by co-defendant Ariosa Diagnostics Inc., which allegedly infringes two of Verinata and Stanford's patents on a rival prenatal genetic testing kit....
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