Bio-Rad Sues Over Cell DNA Absorption Patents

Law360, New York (June 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Biotech company Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Eppendorf North America Inc. alleging patent infringement over methods and instruments used to transform cells so that they can quickly absorb DNA.

In a lawsuit filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Bio-Rad alleges that Eppendorf North America, a New York-based subsidiary of the German biotech company Eppendorf AG, infringed three of the company's patents.

Two of the patents are for the methods and apparatuses used in the “electroporation of...
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