Aperio, Hamamatsu Look To Settle Scanner Patent Feud

Law360, New York (January 5, 2010, 1:29 PM EST) -- A federal judge has dismissed Aperio Technologies Inc.’s patent infringement action against Hamamatsu Corp. and distributor Olympus America Inc. in order for the rival digital pathology companies to try to hammer out a settlement.

On Thursday, Judge Eduardo C. Robreno of U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware closed the case after the parties told the court they intended to settle the dispute over three Aperio patents covering microscope slide-scanning technology.

Hamamatsu's parent company, Japan-based Hamamatsu Photonics KK, is also a party in the dismissal....
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