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Applied Biosystems and Promega settle legal disputes.

Foster City, CA 9/5/06--Applied Biosystems has announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Promega, resolving all outstanding legal disputes. Settlement terms were not disclosed. Promega issued no statement.

According to Applera, Promega alleged in the 2001 suit that Applied Biosystems and three other companies (Lifecodes, Cellmark Diagnostics, Genomics International) infringed US Patents No. 6,221,598 and 5,843,660 (Multiplex Amplification of Short Tandem Repeat Loci). Applied Biosystems claimed Promega's products infringed its US Patent No. 6,200,748 (Tagged Extendable Primers and Extension Products).
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Title Annotation:Executive Briefing: News, Trends & Market Intelligence for Instrument Executives
Publication:Instrument Business Outlook
Date:Sep 30, 2006
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