PacBio Files ITC Patent Infringement Complaint Against Oxford Nanopore
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
No. 9,404,146 (the “146 Patent”), owned by Pacific Biosciences.
The 146 Patent, entitled “Compositions and methods for nucleic acid sequencing”, was issued in August of this year and covers novel methods for sequencing single nucleic acid molecules using linked double-stranded nucleic acid templates, providing improved sequencing accuracy.
Pacific Biosciences is asking the ITC to institute an investigation into the infringement of the 146 Patent by
“As a pioneer in the field of single molecule, long read sequencing, we have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in research and development across a broad array of disciplines, including nanofabrication, physics, organic chemistry, photonics, optics, molecular biology, engineering, signal processing, high performance computing, and bioinformatics,” said Dr.
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