Just Ahead Of Patent Hearing, TVS Files For Ch. 11

Law360, New York (January 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Medical technology company Diomed Holdings Inc. said Tuesday that rival Total Vein Solutions filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection just before a hearing in a long-running patent dispute between the two firms.

Diomed has charged Total Vein Solutions with infringing on its patent related to an endovascular laser treatment for varicose veins.

The judge had been expected to rule Jan. 17 on Diomed's request for an injunction against TVS that aims to block the TVS' ability to sell certain products, Diomed said Tuesday.

According to Diomed,...
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