CORRECTED-BRIEF-Illumina ordered to pay about $96 mln in patent damages

Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:12pm EDT

(Corrects patent damages amount in headline to $96 mln)

March 14 (Reuters) - March 14 (Reuters) - Illumina Inc :

* Announces outcome of its patent litigation against syntrix biosystems, inc

* Judge dismissed from case claims that co's alleged infringement was willful and that Illumina misappropriated syntrix's trade secrets

* Federal jury found that co's beadchip array product infringed U.S. patent no 6,951, 682, asserted by syntrix biosystems

* Says federal jury ordered Illumina to pay approximately $96 million in damages to syntrix

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