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In Brief: Saliva Diagnostic Systems v. Home Access Health

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Saliva Diagnostic Systems v. Home Access Health: Firms resolve their legal differences via renegotiated contract under which SDS has agreed to license its Omni-Sal saliva collection device to Home Access for use in Home Access HIV test kits for non-rapid testing, SDS announces. SDS retains rights to sell and license the Omni-Sal "to other companies for rapid testing, for non-HIV applications, and for HIV non-rapid testing other than for use in kits." The two firms originally entered into a licensing agreement for the Omni-Sal technology in March 1995, but SDS filed suit in January requesting the court clarify the rights negotiated under the contracts; Home Access filed a counterclaim in June seeking damages of more than $3 mil. for SDS' attempt to cancel the agreement ("The Gray Sheet" June 17, In Brief)...

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