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Case: Patents/Obviousness (P.T.A.B.)

June 3, 2020, 1:54 PM

Claims of Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.'s patent directed to a fluorescence detection system, having a movable excitation and detection module, for use with a thermal cycler, aren’t unpatentable as obvious over prior art, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled. Prior patents for a movable compact scan head having multiple scanning modalities that supports two or more optical systems within a small space; that teach an automated multi-purpose laboratory work station for analytical chemistry and biological experimental assay procedures; that disclose a method and apparatus for measuring the luminescence, fluorescence, and absorption of a sample in which the excitation and/or detection...

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