Synergetics Looks To End Long-Running Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (October 27, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a back-and-forth battle between laser eye surgery rivals, Synergetics USA Inc. has asked a federal judge to dismiss a pending patent infringement lawsuit by Iridex Corp.

According to court documents filed Wednesday with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Synergetics alleged that Iridex has failed to bring a claim in a timely fashion, and that the case should therefore be thrown out based on laches and equitable estoppel.

“Iridex has known about Synergetics’ competitive adapter system since 1998 but did not...
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