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Murex patent infringement claims against Abbott focus on IMx, AxSYM systems.

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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MUREX ALLEGES PATENT INFRINGEMENT BY ABBOTT IMx AND AxSYM ANALYZERS in a complaint filed July 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta. Murex Diagnostics, a division of International Murex Ltd., says a filtration process used in Abbott's diagnostic analyzers infringes the Marshall Patent, No. 5,501,949, which was issued to Murex on March 26. Murex says that on March 28, it informed Abbott of the '949 patent and told Abbott that it believes the IMx Immunoassay and AxSYM System infringe certain claims of the patent.

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