Fed. Circ. Revives Patent Row Over Prostate Laser

Law360, New York (September 13, 2010, 5:32 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court handed American Medical Systems Inc. a victory on Monday in a patent battle over a medical laser used to treat enlarged prostates, saying a district court improperly determined that Biolitec Inc. did not infringe the patent-in-suit.

In its 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit remanded the case to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, where the plaintiffs sued Biolitec in 2007 for allegedly infringing the patent by making its own laser device.

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