Conceptus Loses Injunction Bid In Contraceptive IP Fight

Law360, New York (January 9, 2012, 5:28 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday denied Conceptus Inc.’s bid for a permanent injunction against women’s health technology firm Hologic Inc. from selling a birth control device that violated a patent covering permanent, noninvasive contraceptive systems.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup said that although Conceptus — whose only product is its Essure contraceptive system — had lost customers and market share to Hologic’s competing Adiana system that violated its patent, the jury’s $18.8 lost profits award to the plaintiff in October adequately compensated it.

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