GE, SonoSite Seek To Smooth Over Ultrasound Suit

Law360, New York (October 7, 2009, 4:55 PM EDT) -- General Electric Co. and SonoSite Inc. are working toward a deal to end GE’s declaratory judgment action alleging its ultrasound technology does not infringe SonoSite’s patent covering lightweight ultrasound machines.

While the companies have not yet wrapped up settlement talks, they promised the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin that they would file a final agreement to resolve the litigation no later than Oct. 16, according to an order issued Tuesday by Chief Judge Barbara B. Crabb.

Attorneys representing the parties declined to...
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