Life Technologies (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
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The use of the "Life Technologies" brand name is disputed. Life Technologies (India) Private Limited, a company founded in 2002, operating in this corporate name claims ownership of the brand name.
Erstwhile Life Technologies Corporation (now used as a brand by Thermo Fisher Scientific Corporation) was founded in November 2008 through a US$6.7 billion merger of Invitrogen Corporation and Applied Biosystems Inc. The joint sales of the combined companies were about $3.5 billion; they had about 9,500 employees, and owned more than 3,600 licenses and patents.
Between its formation in 2008 and its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2014, Life Technologies Corporation was an independent multinational corporation based in Carlsbad, California, United States.
In January 2014, a legal dispute on the use of the mark "Life Technologies" in India concluded as the Delhi High Court denied Life Technologies' request to prevent the similarly named biotechnology company Life Technologies India Pvt. Limited from using the "Life Technologies" mark and various related web domains. Another court case involving Life Technologies also ended in January 2014, as the Connecticut District Court penalized Life Technologies Corp over $60 million for patent infringements by its parent companies prior to the merger.
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- "Thermo Fisher Scientific Completes Acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation". MarketWatch. The Wall Street Journal. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- "Case 1698OS/2012". Delhi High Court. 29 January 2014.
- Jon Evans (21 February 2014). "Life Technologies loses Indian court battle". SeparationsNow. Wiley.
- Gareth Macdonald (18 February 2014). "Fight for Life: new Thermo Fisher acquisition loses out in India". Biopharma Reporter. William Reed.
- "US District Court Order". Justia. 3 January 2014.
- "Federal Court Awards Enzo Additional $12.4M Related to IP Suit Against Life Tech". GenomeWeb Daily News. 6 January 2014.