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U.S. Supreme Court to Review Promega v. LifeTech Patent Case

"The U.S. Supreme Court announced yesterday that it has agreed to hear a patent infringement case between Promega and Life Technologies centring on DNA testing kits used to analyse genetic differences between people.

John O’Quinn, partner at Kirkland & Ellis, said: 'Over the last several years the Supreme Court has taken on a number of important patent cases. Some wondered if the Supreme Court would continue to take up patent cases. Today’s grant shows that the Supreme Court remains interested in these types of issues.'"

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This article appeared in its entirety in the June 28, 2016 edition of Life Science Intellectual Property Review.