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Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) announced today that the company has filed a new patent infringement suit against Premaitha Health plc in the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents Court in the United Kingdom. Illumina is seeking all available remedies, including damages and injunctive relief.
The new suit accuses Premaitha’s IONA® Test of infringing European Patent (UK) 1 524 321 B2 titled, “Non-invasive Detection of Fetal Genetic Traits,” which is exclusively licensed to Illumina from Sequenom, Inc.
Illumina and its wholly owned subsidiary, Verinata Health, Inc., previously filed suits in the UK against Premaitha accusing its Iona test of infringing European Patent (UK) 0 994 963 B2, European Patent (UK) 1 981 995 B1, European Patent (UK) 2 183 693 B1, European Patent (UK) 2 385 143 B1 and European Patent (UK) 2 514 842 B1. Those suits remain pending.
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