NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — A US court has awarded Invitrogen $16.2 million in damages in a patent-infringement case against Stratagene, tripling an earlier jury award, Stratagene disclosed today.
 
Stratagene said it would appeal the award and challenge the validity of Invitrogen’s patent that is at the center of the suit.
 

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