NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A federal judge has ordered Illumina to pay $115.1 million to Syntrix Biosystems for infringing a patent held by Syntrix Biosystems.

In his decision handed down on Wednesday, Judge Benjamin Settle, US District Court Western District of Washington, ordered Illumina to pay $96 million in damages that a verdict originally slapped on Illumina in March after finding the San Diego company guilty of infringing US Patent No. 6,951,682 held by Syntrix.

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