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Jury Sides with Life Tech in Second Phase of IP Suit with Illumina

Life Technologies said this week that a jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of California has decided in its favor in the second phase of an ongoing patent-infringement suit with Illumina.

After a seven-day trial, the jury unanimously decided that Life Tech's Applied Biosystems SOLiD sequencing technology does not infringe a patent at the heart of the dispute, the company said.

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