GE Sues To Invalidate SonoSite Ultrasound Patent

Law360, New York (May 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Intent on marketing its new portable ultrasound systems, General Electric Co. launched a preemptive suit Thursday to invalidate a widely asserted patent held by SonoSite Inc.

GE filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin in anticipation of a legal battle over its new line of compact ultrasound devices, which have already been developed and are poised for manufacture.

SonoSite, which specializes in lightweight ultrasound technologies, has a history of enforcing its core patent, U.S. Patent Number 5,722,412, entitled “Hand...
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