GE To Pay SonoSite $21M, Royalties Over Ultrasound IP

Law360, New York (October 19, 2009, 4:21 PM EDT) -- General Electric Co. and SonoSite Inc. have worked out a $21 million settlement and a royalty deal in their dispute over a SonoSite patent for lightweight ultrasound machines, resolving litigation in Wisconsin and Germany, as well as a federal appeals court.

SonoSite on Monday announced the resolution, which ends concurrent suits in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Federal Patent Court in Germany.

Under the deal, GE will pay SonoSite a lump...
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