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PCR License

Klishis, Michelle mfk4 at cdc.gov
Thu Jan 20 13:41:46 EST 2000

Do you have any further information on this, such as what court (I'm
assuming it would be one of the federal circuit courts, or the docket
number or barring that, at least the state of the court?  Also, was the
ruling being contested?

I'm very curious about all the medical/biological patent cases and have
been reading up on cases I come across.

Thank you very much.

Michelle K

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Larosa [mailto:clarosa at biocomp.unl.edu]
> Dont worry about the patent licence in the united states.  
> The Hoffman-LaRoche/PE
> patents were recently invalidated in US federal court.
> "Dr. Duncan Clark" wrote:
> > In article <864h22$q48$1 at clematis.singnet.com.sg>, Chong 
> Wai Yin( Zhang
> > Weixian) <wychong at singnet.com.sg> writes
> > >Hi, does anyone know which company or who patented the PCR 
> and the nature of
> > >the patent (eg does it patent the process or...)? What is amount of
> > >royalties that I need to pay if I use PCR. Is it that the 
> royalties is
> > >included when I buy a thermal cycler? Thanks for answering 
> my questions.
> >
> > The PCR process was patented by Cetus, later bought by F. 
> Hoffmann-La-
> >

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