Biolitec Laser Doesn't Infringe AMS Patent: Judge

Law360, New York (March 31, 2011, 3:31 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday affirmed the validity of an American Medical Systems Inc. patent related to a medical laser used to treat enlarged prostates, but ruled that Biolitec Inc.'s product does not infringe the patent.

Ruling on cross-motions for summary judgment, Judge Michael A. Ponsor of the the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts deemed American Medical's patent valid, but also found that Biolitec's Evolve SLV SideFiber does not infringe it.

The patent, U.S. Patent Number 5,428,699, is titled “Probe having optical...
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