Invitrogen, Clontech settle patent litigation
May 29 (Reuters) - Invitrogen Corp. IVGN.O, which provides tools and cultures used in genetic research and drug production, and Takara Bio Inc.'s unit Clontech Laboratories Inc. said they settled their patent litigation following a jury decision last week in federal district court in Greenbelt, Maryland.
As part of the settlement, Clontech has agreed that Invitrogen patents on RNase H minus reverse transcriptase (RT) are valid and enforceable.
Clontech has discontinued sales of its RNase H minus RT products, including its PowerScript products, for the life of the patents, the companies said in a statement.
(Reporting by Dilipp S. Nag in Bangalore)
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