Diomed Loses Another Summary Judgment Bid

Law360, New York (October 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied Diomed Holdings Inc.'s request for summary judgment on a willful infringement claim put forth by Vnus Medical Technologies, as the two continue to brawl over the intellectual property behind a laser treatment for varicose veins.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney rejected Diomed's assertion that it did not deliberately copy VNUS' patented methods, a reply Diomed has heard often in this case.

“Neither of the two opinions on which defendants rely, however, is sufficient to foreclose a finding of willful...
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