Promega Denied Do-Over On $52M Gene-Testing Patent Verdict

Law360, Los Angeles (April 22, 2013, 10:53 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin federal judge on Monday denied Promega Corp.’s bid for a new trial in its patent infringement suit over gene-testing technology after a $52 million jury verdict for Promega was vacated, saying Promega had already “forfeited” the argument.

The decision comes almost two months after Promega argued for relief from judgment and pressed for a new trial, saying that after a first trial was held to consider claims that Life Technologies Corp.’s genetic testing kits infringed Promega’s patents, new evidence came to light in a...
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