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Biotech Companies Settle Secretive Patent Suit

Law360 (September 5, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Biotech companies Applied Biosystems Group and Promega Corp. have settled outstanding legal disputes, the companies said on Tuesday. But they declined to elaborate on the disputes or the terms of the settlement.

The settlement originates from a patent case that was filed in April 2001, and dismissed on Oct. 30, 2002 on the basis that the parties were settling the case. It is unclear why the settlement took four years.

The case concerned three patents. Two, owned by Promega Corp., are called “Multiplex amplification of short...
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