Laser Eye Surgery Rivals Joust Over Patents

Law360, New York (May 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Eye surgery equipment maker Synergetics Inc. has denied rival Innovatech Surgical Inc.’s counterclaims in a suit over a patent for directional laser probe technology.

Synergetics sued Innovatech and Peregrine Surgical Ltd. in Jaunary 2006 for allegedly manufacturing and selling surgical probes that infringe the patent. Peregrine manufactures the probe for Innovatech.

Innovatech responded to the suit in March with counterclaims. The counterclaims accuse Synergetics of failing to disclose an Innovatech patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office which was filed earlier and was “substantially...
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