NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A federal court jury has ordered Illumina to pay $96 million in damages to Syntrix Biosystems in a patent infringement case.

According to the jury, Illumina infringed Syntrix's US Patent No. 6,951,682 through the sale of its BeadChip array products. The damage award is based on a royalty rate of 6 percent for BeadChip products that were sold by Illumina between 2005 and 2012.

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