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Helicos Biosciences Settles Patent Litigation Against Pacific Biosciences

Helicos BioSciences Settles Patent Litigation Against Pacific Biosciences

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PacBio Named Senior Party in USPTO Interference Involving VisiGen Patent

This article has been updated from a previous version to include comment from Pacific Biosciences. Pacific Biosciences said last week that it has been named the senior party in an ongoing US Patent and Trademark Office interference that involves a patent held by Life Technologies and a patent application filed by PacBio that both cover single-molecule sequencing technology.

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SMRT DNA sequencing technology reveals genetic profile of German E. coli bacteria

An international team of scientists has successfully employed single molecule, real-time DNA sequencing technology from Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. to provide valuable insights into the pathogenicity and evolutionary origins of the highly virulent bacterium responsible for the German E. coli outbreak. (2 hours ago)

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In Brief This Week: Eurofins Mwg Operon, Pacific Biosciences; Wafergen; Bgi; Biotime; Becton Dickinson

NEW YORK Eurofins MWG Operon has launched sequencing services on Pacific Biosciences’ PacBio RS through a collaboration with an undisclosed early-access user of the PacBio platform who has spare capacity. (2 hours ago)

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Granting PacBio’s Reexamination Request, USPTO Rejects Claims of All Four Helicos Patents

This article has been updated to clarify the USPTO’s action. The US Patent and Trademark Office has rejected the claims of all four Helicos BioSciences patents that are part of an intellectual property dispute with Pacific Biosciences in a non-final action, granting a request from PacBio to reexamine the patents. (1 day ago)

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Granting Pacbio’s Reexamination Request, Uspto Invalidates All Four Helicos Patents

The US Patent and Trademark Office has rejected the claims of all four Helicos BioSciences patents that are part of an intellectual property dispute with Pacific Biosciences, granting a request from PacBio to reexamine the patents. (4 hours ago)

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Two Helicos Patents Determined Invalid in Ongoing IP Dispute with PacBio

This article has been updated from a version posted April 1 to include additional information from USPTO documents. Helicos Biosciences disclosed last week in documents filed with the US Securities Exchange Commission that the US Patent and Trademark Office has determined that all claims of two of its patents named in an ongoing intellectual property dispute with Pacific Biosciences are invalid. (9 hours ago)

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