ITC Bans Bio-Rad DNA Product Imports In Patent Case

Law360 (February 18, 2020, 7:51 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has blocked Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. from importing microfluidic chips used in genetic analysis that infringe patents owned by 10X Genomics Inc.

The ITC found that Bio-Rad violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act by infringing three patents owned by biotech company 10X and issued a limited exclusion order barring Bio-Rad from importing the infringing microfluidic systems, according to a Federal Register notice set to publish Wednesday. The patents cover methodologies used to prepare samples for genetic sequencing.

“The U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that there is a violation in the above-captioned investigation,” the notice said....

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