Biolitec Attacks VNUS' Laser Treatment Patents

Law360, New York (July 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Biolitec Inc. has struck back at rival VNUS Medical Technologies Inc.'s allegations that it has infringed VNUS' patents for laser treatment of varicose veins by filing its own suit to have those patents declared invalid.

The company's complaint, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, says that although Biolitec has not yet answered VNUS' complaint, it believes the three patents asserted by VNUS are invalid.

The company has also targeted a fourth patent, issued to VNUS on Tuesday, from a continuation...
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