Affymetrix has paid Incyte $4.5 million in cash as part of the settlement the companies reached December 21 in their four-year, multi-pronged patent infringement litigation, the companies disclosed in an 8-K filing with the US Securities and Exchange commission.

This settlement payment will appear as a charge on Affymetrix’s fourth-quarter earnings statement, which the company is expected to report on February 5.

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