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Judge OKs BriteSmile Patent Suit Over Dental Whitening Technology

Law360 (May 22, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge in a California federal court has ruled that tooth whitening company BriteSmile Inc.’s patent infringement suit against Discus Dental can proceed.

BriteSmile said the decision provided a definitive legal opinion on the scope of three of its patents, and that its lawsuit will proceed based on the sale and use of Discus Dental's Zoom!, Nite White, Day White and Excel products.

"We believe based on the recent ruling from Judge White that BriteSmile has valid patents that are being infringed by Discus. We look...
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