Conceptus and Ovion Settle Patent Litigation Over Birth Control System

Law360, New York (October 23, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Conceptus and Ovion settled their series of patent lawsuits, one of which asserted that the Essure birth control system, a Conceptus product, violated an Ovion patent, the companies said Thursday.

Under the terms of the settlement, Conceptus will receive a sole license to Ovion's patent rights relative to the the developer of the non-incisional permanent birth control procedure Essure, and Ovion may not grant any additional such licenses to other parties. Ovion will not be granted any rights to Conceptus' intellectual property, according to Conceptus....
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