Biolitec AG Escapes AMS Laser Patent Suit

Law360, New York (March 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has cleared Biolitec AG as a defendant in a patent infringement suit brought by American Medical Systems Inc. over laser technology used to treat enlargement of the prostate, finding that AMS failed to make a showing of personal jurisdiction over the German company.

Judge Michael A. Ponsor of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Thursday granted Biolitec AG’s bid to dismiss the claims asserted against it in AMS’ suit, which also targets several of the company's subsidiaries, including East...
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