Navigation Links
U.S. PTO Reexamining Lumenis Patents
Date:3/26/2008

Lumenis Patent Litigation with Alma Lasers Stayed

CAESAREA, Israel, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Alma Lasers Ltd., a global leader in aesthetic laser, light-based, and radiofrequency systems, announces important developments in its patent dispute with Lumenis Ltd., which is being litigated in the United States District Court in Chicago, IL. Alma reports that: (1) the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria VA ("PTO") has decided to reexamine all seven of Lumenis's patents that are at issue in the litigation, and (2) the Court has stayed the litigation, pending reexamination of the patents.

In December 2007, Alma submitted 22 prior art references to the PTO for consideration with respect to the seven Lumenis patents. Subsequently, the PTO found a "substantial new question of patentability" with respect to each of the seven patents, and commenced reexamination of them. With respect to one of those patents, the PTO, on February 8, 2008, issued an Office Action rejecting 26 claims of the patent as obvious or anticipated by the prior art. On February 21, 2008, the District Court ordered the litigation stayed pending the PTO's reexamination.

Lumenis initiated the Chicago litigation by filing suit against Alma Lasers on June 28, 2007. On January 25, 2008, Alma filed counterclaims and, among other things, asked the Court to declare six of the seven Lumenis patents unenforceable due to inequitable conduct in procuring those patents. Alma alleged that, when applying for those six patents, the applicants breached their duty of candor, good faith and honesty to the PTO and engaged in inequitable conduct by making false representations to the PTO and by failing to disclose material prior art to the PTO. Lumenis denied the allegations.

"Alma Lasers continues to build momentum in the marketplace due to its innovation, value and excellent customer service," stated Howard Kelly, CEO of Alma Lasers. "It is unfortunate that certain compet
'/>"/>

SOURCE Alma Lasers Ltd.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Lumenis Ltd. Announces Appointment of Corporate Vice President, Business Development in support of the companys long-term growth strategy
2. Weil Gotshal Wins Major Victory for Applera; Secures Summary Judgment Invalidating Three Patents
3. Martek to Obtain Permanent Injunction Against Lonza in U.S. Patent Infringement Suit; Jury Verdict on Infringement of Two of Three Patents Upheld by Judge
4. iCAD, Inc. Awarded Two Additional Patents for Its Computer-Aided Detection Technology
5. Alexion Acquires All Rights to OMRF Patents Related to Soliris(R)
6. Rosetta Genomics Announces Allowance of Two Additional microRNA Patents
7. Cellectis Sues Precision BioSciences for Infringement of its Patents Concerning Meganuclease Technology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/12/2014)... July 12, 2014 This ... reagents used in the life science industry. ... life science reagents market towards remarkable growth. ... and providers of life science reagents. , ... http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/life-sciences-reagents-analytical-reagents.html . , The global life ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 BCC Research ... DIGITAL POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION (PCR) TECHNOLOGY: GLOBAL MARKETS ... (PCR) technology reached nearly $140 billion in 2013. This ... registering a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of ... number of interesting and exciting possibilities within the broader ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Cayenne Medical, ... specializing in the soft tissue reconstruction segment, announced ... System for surgeries involving the shoulder and extremities. ... a novel, inserter-controlled deployment method. The unique delivery ... deployment, anchor pull-out, or anchor displacement (also commonly ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... in ion channel-expressing cell lines, and the gap that ... new cells that expand its industry-leading portfolio of validated ... focuses on ion channel-expressing cell lines, as ion channels ... able to control this activity creates the potential to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Transparency Market Research: Life Science Reagents Market- PCR Reagent Kits, Cell and Tissue Culture, Flow Cytometry, Electrophoresis and Chromatography 2Transparency Market Research: Life Science Reagents Market- PCR Reagent Kits, Cell and Tissue Culture, Flow Cytometry, Electrophoresis and Chromatography 3Global Market for Digital Polymerase Chain Reaction Technology to Reach $490 Billion by 2018; Equipment Sector Accounts for the Fastest Growing Segment With 33% CAGR 2Global Market for Digital Polymerase Chain Reaction Technology to Reach $490 Billion by 2018; Equipment Sector Accounts for the Fastest Growing Segment With 33% CAGR 3Cayenne Medical Launches SureLock™ All-Suture Anchor System for Shoulder and Extremity Surgery 2Cayenne Medical Launches SureLock™ All-Suture Anchor System for Shoulder and Extremity Surgery 3Leader in Ion Channel Research Announces Newly Validated and Re-Engineered Cells 2Leader in Ion Channel Research Announces Newly Validated and Re-Engineered Cells 3
... interviewed two University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers about their work in ... game can be used in academics. The first interview is ... is a professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the School ... Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. ...
... Column that first appeared on The Wisconsin Technology Network on July ... and discussion among many members of our audience. Here is another ... Byrnes position. John Byrnes can be reached at john@wistechnology.com ... ,Contrary to impressions gleaned from my editorial, I am not ...
... - Key to Reviving the Economy , ,* * * ... , ,We're back from last week's DEMOmobile 2003, and the experience ... key to reviving the overall economy. The energy from the 400-plus ... one thing became crystal clear: True connectivity -- both in our ...
Cached Biology Technology:The Learning Game - Researchers Study Video Gaming Principles that Apply to Education 2The Learning Game - Researchers Study Video Gaming Principles that Apply to Education 3The Learning Game - Researchers Study Video Gaming Principles that Apply to Education 4The Learning Game - Researchers Study Video Gaming Principles that Apply to Education 5The Learning Game - Researchers Study Video Gaming Principles that Apply to Education 6Lets Get Serious: Another Look 2Lets Get Serious: Another Look 3The News From DEMOmobile 2003 2The News From DEMOmobile 2003 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... the marginal division of the striatum is also ... impact degree of substance P in the striatal ... Yu and his team, College of Biophotonics, South ... that substance P receptor, neurokinin 1 was highly ... of normal rats. Unilateral or bilateral injection of ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... exists that cannabinoid receptor type 1 can ... influx, and reduce neurotransmitter release. However, some ... can increase extracellular Ca2+ influx and increase ... team, Tongji Hospital Affiliated to Tongji Medical ... China used whole cell voltage-clamp and calcium ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... that let nerve cells send out electrical signals, Johns ... tactic that may offer a new way to protect ... responsible way. , Their findingthat naturally occurring insect ... for a closely related onesuggests that insecticides can be ... like bees. A summary of the research, led by ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Potent spider toxin 'electrocutes' German, not American, cockroaches 2Potent spider toxin 'electrocutes' German, not American, cockroaches 3
... and Low Power ... Consumption, ... an intelligent high-performance module designed for connecting,devices that require low power ... mobile OEM applications that need,WLAN connectivity with minimal power usage, such ...
... with things like trout and salmon would be good for the ... it would be natural to assume that more fish would mean ... journal of Ecology by the Ecological Society of America says that ... the area has not been good for the birds, demonstrating that ...
... human-caused climate change has made an impact on a ... plants blooming earlier across Europe, and lakes declining in ... Goddard Institute for Space Science in New York and ... biological impacts since 1970 with rises in temperatures during ...
Cached Biology News:New Silex SX-560 Enables Enterprise 802.11 Wireless Connectivity for Battery Operated Devices 2Restoring fish populations leads to tough choice for Great Lakes Gulls 2NASA study links Earth impacts to human-caused climate change 2
... filters allow for the rapid isolation of DNA ... gel slice in the spin filter, centrifuge for ... is recovered. There is no need to melt ... filters can also be used for buffer exchange, ...
ChemiArray Human Cytokine Antibody Array VII, 60 cytokines per membrane...
Request Info...
...
Biology Products: