Upholds validity of Natera's patents; patent case against ArcherDX continues
SAN CARLOS, Calif., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA), a pioneer and global leader in cell-free DNA testing, today reports that the U.S. District Court of Delaware has rejected all of ArcherDX’s challenges in Natera’s ongoing patent infringement action.
The Court’s decision upholds the validity of Natera’s asserted patents as being directed to eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. Section 101. The Court also properly rejected ArcherDX’s attempt to remove some of its cancer monitoring products from the case.
Natera will continue to prosecute its five-patent infringement case against ArcherDX and will vigorously protect its innovative technology and broad IP claims in the fields of cancer monitoring and multiplex PCR. Natera holds more than 200 patents issued or pending, including over 60 in the field of oncology.
Natera is a global leader in cell-free DNA testing. The mission of the company is to change the management of disease worldwide with a focus on women’s health, oncology, and organ health. Natera operates an ISO 13485-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in San Carlos, Calif. It offers proprietary genetic testing services to obstetricians, oncologists, transplant nephrologists, academic researchers, drug developers, and genetic laboratories through its cloud-based software platform.
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