NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Following a Massachusetts court's decision not to rule on the merits of a case involving the alleged theft of intellectual property, New England Biolabs said on Wednesday that it plans to appeal the decision.

In 2011, NEB sued Enzymatics and three former NEB employees accusing them of stealing proprietary information "of significant scientific and commercial value" from NEB and using that information to form Enzymatics.

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