Pacific Biosciences Settles IP Litigation with Life Technologies, Helicos
Pacific Biosciences Settles IP Litigation with Life Technologies, Helicos May 02, 2012
Helicos settlement details are still not finalized......
Helicos sued PacBio in August 2010 alleging infringement of four patents held by Helicos covering its methods for sequencing a single strand of DNA by synthesizing a complementary strand of DNA using labeled nucleotide bases.
The four patents are US Patent Nos. 7,645,596; 7,037,687; 7,169,560; and 7,767,400.
Helicos claimed PacBio infringed the patents through the manufacture and sale of instruments incorporating its Single Molecule Real Time (SMRT) DNA sequencing technology.
Helicos' agreed-upon settlement is with PacBio only. Helicos later named Life Tech and Illumina as defendants in the lawsuit, and no deal with those firms has been announced.