Companies Tangle Over Laser Technology

Law360, New York (December 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Two companies have squared off in a Texas court over three patents related to laser and pulsed-light skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction, marking the latest development in a series of legal battles over light-based cosmetic treatments.

Wayland, Mass.-based Candela Corp. filed the patent infringement suit against Palomar Medical Technologies Inc. on Tuesday. Candela filed a similar suit over two separate patents in federal court in Massachusetts in August.

Palomar is also suing Candela in Massachusetts, alleging that Candela’s light-based hair removal systems infringe on a single...
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