AMS Alleges Biolitec Infringed Laser Probe Patent

Law360, New York (March 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- American Medical Systems Inc. is suing Biolitec AG for allegedly infringing its patent on technology used to treat enlargement of the prostate and violating state competition laws by using false information to market its infringing products.

The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Friday against Biolitec and several of its subsidiaries as defendants, alleges that the companies infringed two patents.

One, U.S. Patent Number 6,986,764, describes a method for vaporizing enlarged prostate tissue with a laser. The other, U.S....
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