Natera Announces Next Phase of CareDx Patent Infringement Litigation Seeking Royalty For All Ongoing And Future AlloSure Tests

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA), a global leader in cell-free DNA testing, today announced the next phase of proceedings in its patent infringement litigation against CareDx. The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware will now determine if CareDx owes a royalty for future infringement related to ongoing and future AlloSure testing occurring after August 2023.


This follows a Jan. 2024 jury verdict in favor of Natera, in which the jury awarded $96.3 million in damages to Natera in lost profits and past royalties through August 2023. The jury found that CareDx’s AlloSure and AlloSeq tests infringed one of the two Natera patents asserted against CareDx and that all asserted claims of both patents are valid on various grounds.

Discovery and briefing for this next phase are expected to last through the end of summer 2024.

About Natera

Natera™ is a global leader in cell-free DNA testing, dedicated to oncology, women’s health, and organ health. We aim to make personalized genetic testing and diagnostics part of the standard of care to protect health, and inform earlier, more targeted interventions that help lead to longer, healthier lives. Natera’s tests are validated by more than 180 peer-reviewed publications that demonstrate high accuracy. Natera operates ISO 13485-certified and CAP-accredited laboratories certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in Austin, Texas and San Carlos, California. For more information, visit www.natera.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release are forward-looking statements and are not a representation that Natera’s plans, estimates, or expectations will be achieved. These forward-looking statements represent Natera’s expectations as of the date of this press release, and Natera disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including with respect to developments in matters under dispute or litigation, the scope of protection we establish and maintain for, and developments or disputes concerning, our intellectual property or other proprietary rights, and our expectations of the benefits of our tests and product offerings to patients, providers and payers. Additional risks and uncertainties are discussed in greater detail in “Risk Factors” in Natera’s recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q and in other filings Natera makes with the SEC from time to time. These documents are available at www.natera.com/investors and www.sec.gov.

Contacts

Investor Relations: Mike Brophy, CFO, Natera, Inc., 510-826-2350, [email protected]
Media: Lesley Bogdanow, VP of Corporate Communications, Natera, Inc., [email protected]

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