Returning from a two-week hiatus, the BCW Index gained 1.8 percent for the past three weeks Stratagene posted by far the biggest loss for both the past week and the three-week tracking period, after a jury found the firm had willfully infringed patents held by Third Wave Technologies and ordered Stratagene to pay damages of $5.3 million (see related article).

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