A jury is considering whether Illumina has infringed the intellectual property of Syntrix, a company with whom the San Diego vendor discussed a potential business relationship more than a decade ago.

Trial of the case commenced last week in the US District Court for the Western District Court of Washington. In a Feb. 4 pre-trial order, Judge Benjamin Settle discussed the issues the jury must decide on, including Syntrix's claim that Illumina has willfully infringed its IP, as well as Illumina's counterclaim that Syntrix's IP is not valid.

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