Lumenis To Pay Palomar $4.1M To Settle Patent Suit

Law360, New York (June 22, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Israel-based Lumenis Ltd. has agreed to pay rival Palomar Medical Technologies $4.1 million to settle a patent lawsuit over aesthetic laser devices.

In October 2002, Lumenis filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, seeking a declaration that Lumenis’ LightSheerDiode Laser System does not infringe claims in two Palomar patents (U.S. patents 5,595,568 and 5,735,844). Palomar countersued, accusing Lumenis of patent infringement.

Palomar has an exclusive license to these patents from the General Hospital Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts, which was...
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