Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 20, 2019



10x Genomics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-39035   45-5614458

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

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6230 Stoneridge Mall Road

Pleasanton, California 94588

(925) 401-7300

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)



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Class A common stock, par value $0.00001 per share   TXG   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

The Germany Action

As previously disclosed, on February 13, 2018, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (“Bio-Rad”) filed suit against 10x Genomics, Inc. (the “Company”) in Germany in the Munich Region Court (the “Court”) alleging that the Company’s Chromium instruments, GEM microfluidic chips and certain accessories infringe German Utility Model No. DE 20 2011 110 979 (the “German Utility Model”). The German Utility Model expires on November 1, 2021. Bio-Rad sought an injunction prohibiting sales of these products in Germany, unspecified damages and a recall of such products that were sold in Germany subsequent to February 13, 2018. An initial hearing was held on November 28, 2018, and a subsequent hearing was held on May 15, 2019. The Court issued a ruling on November 20, 2019. The Court ruled that the Company’s GEM microfluidic chips, as well as certain Chromium instruments and accessories used with GEM microfluidic chips, infringed the German Utility Model. The Court issued an injunction with respect to such GEM microfluidic chips, Chromium instruments and accessories used with such systems, prohibiting among other things the sale of these products in Germany and the importation of such products into Germany. The Court found that the Company is obligated to compensate Bio-Rad for unspecified damages and required that these products be recalled from distribution channels in Germany. The Court further found that the Company has to bear the statutory costs of the legal dispute in a minimum amount of at least 61,000 Euros. The remedies, including the injunction, will take effect once enforced upon the posting of a bond. The Court’s ruling did not address the Company’s Next GEM products, which were not accused in this action and which constitute the majority of the Company’s sales in Germany.

The Company previously filed an action for cancellation of the German Utility Model with the German Patent and Trademark Office on September 5, 2018. A hearing in the cancellation proceedings has not been scheduled yet.

The information furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any other filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


    10x Genomics, Inc.

/s/ Justin McAnear

    Name:   Justin McAnear
    Title:   Chief Financial Officer
Date: November 25, 2019