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Company: Applied Biosystems Inc.
Current Parent CompanyThermo Fisher Scientific
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Penalty: $11,000,000
Year: 2008
Date: December 29, 2008
Offense Group: competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: Hoffman-La Roche, Perkin-Elmer and Applied Biosystems together agreed to pay $33 million to settle litigation alleging they violated anitrust law by improperly enforcing a patent relating to a process for copying DNA material for analysis. Court documents did not indicate how much each company would pay. Here we assume they divided the totally equally among them.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: District of the District of Columbia
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 1:04cv1649
Case Name: Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories v. Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. et al
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Massachusetts
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: miscellaneous manufacturing
Specific Industry of Current Parent: scientific equipment
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