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Judge Tosses Counterclaims In Eye Surgery Spat

Law360 (March 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. District Court Judge has thrown out Synergetics USA Inc.’s false advertising and defamation counterclaims against Iridex Corp. in a bitter dispute between laser eye surgery equipment manufacturers that is finally set to go to trial.

U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry ruled Monday on the counterclaims and all remaining motions in the case, which is scheduled to go to trial on April 16. Iridex is suing Synergetics for infringing its patent for connectors that attach disposable laser probes to Iridex lasers, the most widely...
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