Eppendorf, Bio-Rad Drop Suits Against Each Other

Law360, New York (August 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Biotech rivals Eppendorf AG and Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. have made amends in two patent infringement lawsuits over cell-breeding and DNA absorption technology.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday granted the dismissal of Eppendorf’s suit over cell-breeding techniques with prejudice just a day after the Eastern District of Texas dismissed with prejudice Bio-Rad’s suit related to an electric process that speeds up cells’ ability to absorb DNA.

The judges in both courts said the parties will take care of their own...
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