Stratagene said last week that it had posted a $21-million bond to secure damages awarded to Third Wave as part of its patent-infringement suit against Stratagene, and has filed a notice of appeal in the case.

The bond, which was posted with the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, is the latest development in a patent dispute between the firms that could drag on for another couple of years.

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