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Spectranetics to Appeal Decision in Patent Litigation
Date:9/13/2007

Damages Fully Accrued in Financial Statements

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spectranetics Corporation (Nasdaq: SPNC) today announced it plans to appeal the verdict in a patent litigation dispute with Dr. Peter Rentrop in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York. The preliminary jury award of $500,000 to Dr. Rentrop has been accepted by the judge following a review of post-trial motions. The preliminary jury award of legal fees to Dr. Rentrop in the amount of $150,000 was denied by the judge. Dr. Rentrop has filed motions seeking to declare this case "exceptional" and is seeking legal fees as well as pre-judgment and post-judgment interest. These motions have not been ruled on by the Court.

"We have now filed our notice of appeal and intend to pursue all appeal options vigorously," said John G. Schulte, Spectranetics' President and Chief Executive Officer. "All costs associated with the preliminary jury verdict were accrued in our financial statements for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2006 and we have been and will continue accruing a 5% royalty on all sales of Point 9 millimeter catheters, pending the outcome of our appeal."

About Spectranetics

Founded in 1984, Spectranetics manufactures and sells the only excimer laser approved in the United States, Europe and Japan for use in minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures. This technology treats complex cardiovascular conditions by photo-ablating multiple lesion types into tiny particles that are easily absorbed into the blood stream. The Company's disposable catheters use high-energy "cool" ultraviolet light to vaporize arterial blockages in the legs and heart, as w
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