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Hologic Faces Another Suit Over Biopsy Devices

Law360 (February 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Tissue Extraction Devices LLC has filed a lawsuit against Hologic Inc. and a subsidiary, alleging that a line of breast biopsy systems infringe a recently issued patent.

According to the amended complaint filed last week, TED claims that Jeffrey R. Schwindt, the sole inventor of the patented technology, developed “all or nearly all” of the pneumatic circuit that operates the Atec breast biopsy systems sold by Hologic and its unit Suros Surgical Systems.

TED alleges that by selling the Atec products, Hologic and Suros are directly...
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