USPTO Continues VNUS Patent In Laser Treatment Suit

Law360, New York (April 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- San Jose, Calif.-based VNUS Medical Technologies has received a notice of allowability on a patent application for one of four patents it has asserted in litigation over a laser treatment for varicose veins, the company said Friday.

The application is a continuation of U.S. Patent Number 6,769,433, one of the patents-in-suit in an infringement case set to go to trial in June against AngioDynamics Inc. and Vascular Solutions Inc., the company said.

Before deciding to allow the new patent, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reviewed...
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