Conceptus Scores $18.8M Victory In Hologic Patent Fight

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT) -- A California federal jury on Monday awarded Conceptus Inc. $18.8 million after finding that Hologic Inc. infringed two claims of a Conceptus patent related to permanent, noninvasive contraceptive systems.

The jury also said Hologic failed to prove the two claims from the patent-in-suit — U.S. Patent Number 6,634,361, issued in 2003 and titled "Contraceptive transcervical fallopian tube occlusion devices and methods” — were invalid.

Mountain View, Calif.-based Conceptus launched the suit in May 2009, claiming that Hologic's Adiana system infringed five of the patents covering Conceptus'...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.