Portable Ultrasound Makers Settle Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (July 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Ultrasound manufacturers Sonosite Inc. and Zonare Medical Systems Inc. have settled their 2007 dispute over two patents for portable ultrasound equipment.

In the settlement reached last week, the two companies agreed to cross-license the patents at issue in the suit for existing products only, according to a representative for Sonosite. Each company owns one of the patents at issue in the suit.

"We reached a meeting of the minds, and we believe we received good value for our patent and we're glad to have it resolved,"...
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