Invitrogen Corporation and Applied Biosystems Inc. announced the successful completion of their merger transaction. The new company will be named Life Technologies Corporation and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "LIFE" beginning November 24, 2008. “Thi ... more
QIAGEN and Applied Biosystems Settle all Disputes over Real-Time PCR Thermal Cycler Patents
Corbett, QIAGEN, ltf Labortechnik GmbH & Co. KG, and Applied Biosystems, LLC, part of Life Technologies Corporation announced a settlement of their disputes concerning infringement by Corbett’s Rotor-Gene_TM Real-Time PCR-Cyclers and Applied Biosystems’ Real-Time Thermal Cycler Instrument patents.
Applied Biosystems had filed an infringement lawsuit against Corbett in Germany and Corbett later filed a declaratory judgment lawsuit in California. Further, Corbett and ltf Labortechnik filed an intervention in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office.
QIAGEN acquired Corbett, an Australian instrumentation manufacturing company, in July 2008. In connection with the settlement, Corbett has entered into an agreement with Applied Biosystems to take a license to certain technology relating to Corbett’s Real-Time PCR-Instrumentation and its use. The license covers all fields including research-related fields, applied fields and the fields of human and animal in vitro diagnostics. Financial terms of the settlement and related license agreement were not disclosed. These agreements fully resolve all pending disputes between Corbett, QIAGEN, ltf Labortechnik, and Applied Biosystems.
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