Device Makers Settle Suit Over Incontinence Treatment

Law360, New York (July 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal lawsuit alleging that a California-based medical device maker infringed on a patent covering treatments for female urinary incontinence has ended, after the two companies involved entered into a cross-licensing agreement.

American Medical Systems Inc. entered into the royalty-bearing agreement, which covers a variety of technologies related to treating female incontinence and prolapse—a condition where organs slip out of their proper locations—with Caldera Medical Inc.

AMS simultaneously withdrew a patent infringement suit it had filed against Caldera in November 2005.

While the specific terms of...
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