Illumina Antitrust Case Iced While Patents Challenged

Law360 (March 31, 2021, 5:01 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has delayed a competitor's antitrust suit against Illumina until the DNA-sequencing company's patent infringement claims against the same rival are resolved.

U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick agreed with Illumina Inc. that it made little sense to forge ahead with the antitrust case brought by Complete Genomics, also known as CGI, without first clearing up Illumina's patent infringement claims. Judge Orrick said in a Tuesday order that he did not need to hear oral arguments on whether to put the suit on hold.

"Staying this action is likely to promote judicial economy, avoid unnecessary litigation costs, and...

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