Court Dismisses Illumina Patent Suit

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Affymetrix (NASDAQ: AFFX), the diagnostics instrument maker based in Santa Clara, CA, won a favorable court ruling that dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit filed against the company by San Diego-based Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN). In a statement yesterday, Affymetrix says the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin granted the company’s request for a pre-trial summary judgment. The court found that Affymetrix does not infringe the two patents that Illumina cited, and dismissed Illumina’s patent-infringement lawsuits against Affymetrix.