A SoftBank-owned company used Theranos patents to sue over COVID-19 tests – #softbank #theranos #trolls #IPLaw #tonedeaf #patents #conoravirus #COVID19 #tests #washyourhands | #RoadmapforSuccess

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The ghost of Theranos is still haunting the biotech industry, even in the middle of a pandemic. A shell company called Labrador Diagnostics LLC, which says it holds the rights to two Theranos patents, sued a company making COVID-19 tests for patent infringement. The lawsuit asked the court to force the company, BioFire, to stop making its tests.

“This could be the most tone-deaf IP suit in history,” tweeted Mark Lemley, director of the Stanford Law School Program in Law, Science and Technology.

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