U.S. District Court Judge Issues Permanent Injunction Vs. Ventana

Law360, New York (May 20, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. District Court Judge has issued a permanent injunction against Ventana Medical Systems, banning the medical device maker from marketing its BenchMark/Discovery system.

Judge Rya W. Zobel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued his order after a jury ruled for rival CytoLogix in a patent infringement suit last year.

The patents were found to cover the use of independent slide heating regulation of slide samples on a moving platform in Ventana's BenchMark/Discovery system. However, the jury found that the infringement...
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