NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A Massachusetts appeals court last month upheld a previous court decision not to rule on an intellectual property-theft lawsuit brought by New England Biolabs against Enzymatics and three former NEB employees.

In mid-2011, NEB filed the lawsuit, charging that Enzymatics and the former employees stole from NEB proprietary information "of significant scientific and commercial value" related to critical enzymes, and used that information to form Enzymatics, which is now part of Qiagen.

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