Helicos BioSciences Corporation (HLCS) Amends Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Pacific Biosciences to Include Illumina, Inc. (ILMN) and Life Technologies (LIFE)  
10/25/2010 11:21:45 AM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Helicos BioSciences Corporation (NASDAQ: HLCS) announced today that it has amended its lawsuit against Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. for patent infringement by naming Illumina, Inc. and Life Technologies Corporation as additional defendants. The amended lawsuit, Helicos BioSciences Corporation v. Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc., Life Technologies Corporation, and Illumina, Inc., No. 1:10-cv-00735, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, alleges that the companies willfully infringe Helicos’ patents for sequencing-by-synthesis methods. The suit seeks injunctive relief and monetary damages.