OraSure Faces Suit Over HIV Test, Says Patent Invalid

Law360, New York (April 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- OraSure Technologies Inc. defended itself Thursday against Inverness Medical Switzerland GmbH and Church & Dwight Co. Inc.'s contention in a suit filed Tuesday that OraSure's HIV antibody test infringes a patent, saying the patent being asserted is invalid.

Inverness Medical Switzerland, its U.S.-based subsidiary Inverness Medical Innovations Inc. and Church & Dwight filed their patent infringement complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

They allege that a variety of immunoassay test devices sold by OraSure, including the OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV-1/2...
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