Codon, Blue Heron Settle Gene-Sythesis Patent Suit

Law360, New York (March 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Codon Devices Inc. and rival gene-manufacturer Blue Heron Biotechnology have agreed to settle a patent suit filed in March 2007 over Blue Heron's Genemaker gene-synthesis platform.

The financial terms of the settlement deal were not disclosed, but Blue Heron will get a perpetual, fully paid sublicense to keep using error-correction technology in its commercial gene-synthesis activities and a release concerning its past activity.

Codon will ask the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware to dismiss its complaint with prejudice.

Codon President Brian M. Baynes...
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