A federal jury has awarded Innogenetics $7 million in damages after unanimously finding Abbott Laboratories willfully infringed an Innogenetics patent covering a method of genotyping the hepatitis C virus.
 
Innogenetics said that the judge in the case can increase the award by a factor of three because Abbott was found to have willfully infringed.
 
Innogenetics CEO Frank Morich called the verdict “a great event for the company.”
 

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