Morris Nichols Team Successful in LadaTech v Illumina Patent Infringement Dispute
Wilmington, DE (March 1, 2012) - Jack Blumenfeld and Maryellen Noreika, Morris Nichols Intellectual Property Litigation Group partners, headed the Morris Nichols patent litigation trial team that represented LadaTech, LLC in its successful patent infringement dispute against Illumina, Inc. The team included associates Derek J. Fahnestock and Jeremy A. Tigan.
After a five-day trial, a District of Delaware jury found that Illumina infringed LadaTech’s patent on a method for DNA amplification, which is essential to modern gene sequencing techniques. The jury also rejected Illumina’s patent invalidity defenses.