Life Tech Tells Justices Quantity Matters In Patent Case

Law360, New York (November 30, 2016, 7:22 PM EST) -- Life Technologies Corp. is pushing the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that found it could be held liable for patent infringement for shipping a single component of a DNA test abroad, insisting it's the number of components supplied that matters, not their subjective importance.

Life Technologies on Nov. 22 lodged its final filing before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments next week. The company is challenging a 2014 Federal Circuit ruling that said shipping a single component of a patented invention to be combined with others overseas can constitute infringement.

The case involves a statute holding that it is...

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