May 30, 2007 / 4:45 AM / 12 years ago

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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