NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A German court has ruled in favor of Agilent Technologies in a patent infringement case against Waters dating back to 2005, Waters disclosed in its Form 10-K.

In its document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission recently, Waters said that the German Federal Court of Justice ruled in Agilent's favor in December 2012. As a result, Waters recorded a $4 million provision for damages and fees estimated to be incurred related to the case.

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