Advanced Medical Optics Wins LASIK Patent Case

Law360, New York (July 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a blow to a doctor who sought inventorship rights on patents covering LASIK vision correction surgery, a federal appeals court has concluded she waited too long to file suit against Advanced Medical Optics Inc. and two inventors.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a district court’s decision that Dr. Olivia Serdarevic’s suit was barred by the doctrine of laches and state statutes of limitations.

Serdarevic filed the lawsuit in September 2006, asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern...
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