B&L Sues Four Rivals Over Eye Vitamin Patents

Law360, New York (December 10, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- Eye-care pharmaceutical company Bausch & Lomb Inc. sued Alcon Laboratories Inc., General Nutrition Cos. Inc., Leiner Health Products Inc. and Rexall Sundown Inc. in U.S. District Court in Rochester, alleging that the four companies infringe a patent that B&L received on Tuesday for its Ocuvite PreserVision dietary supplement.

The Rochester eye care company received the patent Tuesday morning for its anti-oxidant and mineral formula for Ocuvite and filed the lawsuits immediately after the patent was issued.

B&L asked the court to issue an injunction prohibiting the...
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