Biolase Hit With Antitrust Suit Over Dental Lasers

Law360, New York (August 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A company that refurbishes used dental lasers has lobbed a lawsuit at laser manufacturer Biolase Technology Inc., accusing it of damaging competition in the hard tissue dental laser market.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by Indianapolis-based National Laser Technology Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, claims California-based Biolase coerces dentists into purchasing products from it at double the price offered by NLT, thus maintaining and increasing its monopoly.

According to the complaint, Biolase has held monopoly power in the national market...
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