Hologic Sues IZI Over Mammogram Cushion Patent

Law360, New York (April 12, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT) -- Medical imaging equipment company Hologic Inc. filed a patent infringement, trade dress and unfair competition lawsuit Monday in Massachusetts against IZI Medical Products LLC over a breast cushion that reduces discomfort during mammograms.  

Hologic's complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, says IZI's CareCushion product — which cushions the compression surfaces of a mammography machine — is "strikingly similar" to Hologic's MammoPad. 

IZI intentionally designed the CareCushion to look like the MammoPad and mimic its trade dress, Hologic says, adding that IZI...
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