Applied Biosystems and parent Applera have settled several lawsuits over the past 10 months, most of which relate to PCR patents held by the firm and its partner Roche Molecular Systems. Though it may be nearing a settlement with Stratagene, ABI still has several cases wending their way through the courts.

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