Sequenom Settles Ibis Dispute

10/27/09

Sequenom, the San Diego-based maker of laboratory tools and diagnostics, said today in a regulatory filing it has agreed to accept a $1 million payment from Ibis Biosciences, a unit of Abbott Laboratories, to settle a patent infringement lawsuit. As part of the deal, Sequenom (NASDAQ: SQNM) has granted Ibis a non-exclusive license to three mass spectrometry-based patents. Abbott acquired Ibis, a spinoff from Carlsbad, CA-based Isis Pharmaceuticals, for $215 million in December.

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