NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enzo Biochem Inc. (NYSE:ENZ) reported today that a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has entered an order in the actions entitled Enzo Life Sciences, Inc. v. Gen-Probe Incorporated, Enzo Life Sciences, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc., Enzo Life Sciences, Inc. v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., and Enzo Life Sciences, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Company, denying summary judgment that U.S. Patent No. 6,992,180 (“the ‘180 Patent”) is invalid for lack of written description, but granting summary judgment that the ‘180 Patent is invalid for lack of enablement.
The ruling addresses only one patent at issue in the ongoing patent infringement actions between Enzo and the defendants in each case. At least one other Enzo patent remains pending against each defendant in those or parallel actions. Enzo believes that the Court’s ruling was in error, and is exploring options for review of the decision.
Enzo Biochem is a pioneer in molecular diagnostics, leading the convergence of clinical laboratories, life sciences and intellectual property through the development of unique diagnostic platform technologies that provide numerous advantages over previous standards. A global company, Enzo Biochem utilizes cross-functional teams to develop and deploy products, systems and services that meet the ever-changing and rapidly growing needs of health care today and into the future. Underpinning Enzo Biochem’s products and technologies is a broad and deep intellectual property portfolio, with patent coverage across a number of key enabling technologies.
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