Illumina Files New Patent Infringement Suit Against Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc.

  Illumina Files New Patent Infringement Suit Against Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc.

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SAN DIEGO -- April 25, 2014

Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) announced today that the company has filed a new patent
infringement suit against Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. Illumina is seeking all
available remedies, including injunctive relief.

The new suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
California, is based on Ariosa’s infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,955,794,
entitled “Multiplex Nucleic Acid Reactions.” The suit targets Ariosa’s
Harmony™ Prenatal Test, including its use of digital analysis of selected
regions (DANSR) that, among other things, enables simultaneous quantification
of hundreds of DNA loci.

Verinata Health, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Illumina, previously sued
Ariosa for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,296,076 and U.S. Patent No.
8,318,430 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
The Court in that case issued a Claim Construction Order providing the Court’s
interpretation of the disputed patent terms which supports the position that
Ariosa infringes those patents.

Illumina offers the verifi® non-invasive prenatal test (formerly offered by
Verinata Health) in its CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited clinical services
laboratory, to detect chromosome abnormalities and aberrations with improved
resolution for consistent and dependable results. verifi® is the broadest
non-invasive prenatal test available today and is part of Illumina’s
comprehensive reproductive and genetic health portfolio.

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of life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic
variation and function. We provide innovative sequencing and array-based
solutions for genotyping, copy number variation analysis, methylation studies,
gene expression profiling, and low-multiplex analysis of DNA, RNA and protein.
We also provide tools and services that are fueling advances in consumer
genomics and diagnostics. Our technology and products accelerate genetic
analysis research and its application, paving the way for molecular medicine
and ultimately transforming healthcare.

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