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Waters Receives $17.4M from Applera in Thermal Analysis Patent Infringement Case

NEW YORK, May 13 (GenomeWeb News) - Waters said today that it has received approximately $17.4 million in damages from Applera, settling a long-standing patent infringement case involving three thermal analysis instrument patents.


Waters originally filed the lawsuit in 1995 against Perkin-Elmer, the predecessor of Applera, claiming it had infringed upon three patents regarding differential scanning calorimeter instrument designs. Perkin-Elmer was found liable in a District of Delaware court for infringement of the patents in October 2002.


The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision on May 5 of this year. According to an official statement from Waters, the thermal analyzers are used primarily for analyzing and characterizing high-performance polymers, pharmaceuticals, and other materials.

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