Illumina Files a 2nd Patent Lawsuit Against BGI
Illumina is filing yet another patent lawsuit against one of BGI Groupâs subsidiaries, BGI Europe A/S. The San Diego-based company has filed the suit in the Martime & Commercial High Court of Denmark.
Illumina is alleging that BGIâs sequencing products including the BGISeq-500, MGISeq-2000, and related chemistry reagents, infringe EP 3 002 289 B1. Illumina said this patent covers its sequencing-by-synthesis chemistry. The complaint also alleges that BGIâs use of the MGISEQ mark infringes Illuminaâs registered EU Trademark No. 8972127 for the MISEQ name.
âAs we have previously stated, Illumina will continue to vigorously protect our patented technology and file patent suits where appropriate when our patents are infringed,â Charles Dadswell, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Illumina, said in a release.
The lawsuit comes on the heels of Illumina filing a patent infringement suit against BGI Groupâs Latvia MGI Tech SIA, in late March.
Illuminaâs March lawsuit alleged that Shenzhen, China-based BGIâs sequencing products, including the BGISeq-500, MGISeq-2000, and related chemistry reagents, infringe EP 1 530 578 B1. The patent covers Illuminaâs sequencing-by-synthesis chemistry.
» Publication Date: 15/05/2019
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