Third Wave involved in new patent fight
The Capital Times
September 30, 2005
The patent battles continue for Third Wave Technologies, as the Madison-based genetic technology company won another round in an old lawsuit and also faced a new lawsuit.
Third Wave announced Thursday that it has been granted a permanent injunction by federal court in Madison that prohibits Stratagene Corp. from making, selling or offering to sell its FullVelocity products and any other products that practice Third Wave's patented Invader method.
The permanent injunction also prohibits Stratagene from inducing or contributing to other infringing activities, and requires that Stratagene notify its customers and collaborators that its FullVelocity products infringe on Third Wave patents.
A federal jury earlier this month found Stratagene guilty of willfully infringing two key Third Wave patents and awarded Third Wave $5.3 million in damages. Third Wave is seeking additional damages, given the willful infringement verdict, with a decision expected before the end of the year.