Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Ancestry pays up

Ancestry.com will pay $12.5 million to Kanata-based DNA Genotek to settle a dispute regarding patent inflingement. DNA Genotek is a subsidiary of OraSure Technologies as a result of a takeover in 2011.

DNA Genotek has granted Ancestry.com a royalty-bearing, non-exclusive, worldwide license to certain of its intellectual property related to the collection of DNA from human saliva for use in its genetic testing services and products. The license is limited to saliva DNA collection kits sold or used as part of Ancestry's genetic testing service. Ancestry.com has also provided a royalty-free, non-exclusive license to patents covering its existing saliva DNA collection kit to DNA Genotek.

Read the details at www.genomeweb.com/business-news/dna-genotek-ancestrycom-settle-legal-disputeé.

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