NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina has filed a new patent infringement lawsuit against Premaitha Health in the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents Court in the United Kingdom. In the suit, Illumina alleges that Premaitha infringes on a patent it holds related to noninvasive prenatal testing.

The patent in question is one that Illumina licenses from Sequenom, the European Patent (UK) 1 524 321 B2 titled, "Non-invasive Detection of Fetal Genetic Traits." Illumina is seeking damages and injunctive relief.

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