CLONTECH Laboratories Files Suit Against Life Technologies, Inc.

Jan 08, 1999, 00:00 ET from CLONTECH Laboratories, Inc.

    PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- CLONTECH Laboratories, Inc.
 filed suit December 23, 1998 in the U.S. District Court in Wilmington,
 Delaware, against Life Technologies, Inc., claiming Life Technologies has
 engaged in deceptive trade practices.
     In its complaint, CLONTECH alleges that Life Technologies knowingly and
 willfully marketed its SuperScript and SuperScript II products with a false
 patent marking and misrepresented to its customers that its goods and services
 have characteristics which they do not possess.
     CLONTECH also asserts that Life Technologies has knowingly and willfully
 misrepresented to CLONTECH's customers that CLONTECH currently performs
 contract services using the SuperScript products.
     CLONTECH is a biotech company which provides gene discovery tools to the
 biotech research market and is based in Palo Alto, California.  For further
 information regarding this matter, please contact Sarah Brashears, Esq.,
 Director of Intellectual Property at Clontech, 800-665-2566.

SOURCE CLONTECH Laboratories, Inc.