Applied Biosystems celebrated a victory and suffered a defeat this week in its battle to uphold its intellectual property in the areas of PCR and real-time PCR.

On March 30, a US Court awarded ABI and Roche Molecular Systems $15.6 million in additional damages in the companies' PCR-related patent litigation against MJ Research and two of MJ's founders. The increased damages amount to $35.4 million plus attorneys' fees that MJ Research and the brothers who founded the company will be required to pay to ABI and Roche.

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