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Inverness Medical, Quidel lock horns over patents:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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POC diagnostics firm Quidel has filed suit against Inverness Medical Innovations, accusing Inverness and Applied Biotech, which it acquired from Apogent last year, of patent infringement. The suit, relating to lateral-flow technology, was filed in a US district court in California. The week before, Inverness, of Waltham, Massachusetts, filed suit against Quidel in a court in Dusseldorf, Germany, alleging infringement of two Inverness-owned European patents. San Diego, California-based Quidel says it will "defend that action vigorously".

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