Stratagene is hoping that a US District Court judge in Texas will decrease the $7.8 million in damages a jury awarded to Invitrogen in a patent-infringement case, President and CEO Joe Sorge said during a conference call this week.
The Invitrogen case is one of several legal disputes in which Stratagene is embroiled and hopes to wrap up this year, either through final court rulings or settlements, according to Sorge.

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