Candela Skin Treatment Patent Case Sags

Law360, New York (October 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A jury has dealt a blow to Candela Corp. in its patent suit against rival Palomar Medical Technologies Inc. laser and pulsed-light skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction, ruling that Palomar does not infringe a Candela patent and that four counts of the patent are invalid.

The jury ruled that Palomar did not infringe U.S. Patent Number 5,810,801, titled “Method and apparatus for treating wrinkles in skin using radiation,” and that four of its counts are not valid, Candela announced Wednesday.

“We strongly disagree with the jury’s...
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