CooperVision Takes Aim At Ciba Vision In Suits

Law360, New York (April 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a preemptive strike against eye-care company Ciba Vision Corp., rival firm CooperVision Inc. has filed a pair of lawsuits against the optical unit of Novartis AG over patents for contact lenses.

In the suit, CooperVision is seeking declaratory judgment from the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware that its Biofinity line of silicone hydrogel contact lenses does not violate Ciba Vision’s patents.

In another suit, CooperVision launched a complaint against Ciba Vision in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas,...
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