VNUS Sues Bankrupt Rival Over Vein Surgery Patents

Law360, New York (September 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- VNUS Medical Technologies Inc. has filed a patent infringement suit against rival Total Vein Solutions LLC over a varicose vein treatment after getting permission from the judge in TVS' Chapter 11 case.

In a complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, VNUS accuses TVS of having infringed five patents for a surgical procedure to treat varicose veins since it filed for Chapter 11 on Jan. 17.

A bankruptcy judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of...
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