“Scripps’s Suit Over Illumina Bead Technology Goes Forward”
The Scripps Research Institute convinced a federal district court April 14 to let it proceed with its patent infringement suit against Illumina the second time around ( Scripps Research Int’l v. Illumina, Inc. , S.D. Cal., No. 16-cv-666, motion to dismiss denied 4/14/17 ).
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California dismissed in November Scripps’s lawsuit that Illumina’s DNA microarray product infringed Scripps’s patent but allowed the company to amend its complaint ( 10 LSLR, 11/25/16 ). Illumina, based in San Diego, moved to dismiss the amended complaint, but the court found Scripps’s interpretation of the language of its patent’s claims was reasonable enough for the case to go forward.
Scripps was represented by Thompson & Knight LLP, Dallas, and Nix Patterson & Roach, LLP, Dallas, and Illumina by Fish & Richardson, San Diego.