VNUS Ends Patent Fight Over Vein Laser Treatments

Law360, New York (October 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed a long-running infringement battle after VNUS Medical Technologies Inc. and bankrupt rival Diomed Inc. reached a settlement for $3 million — bringing the total VNUS has made in settlements from its suit over varicose vein laser treatments to $13 million.

Judge Maxine M. Chesney of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the suit Monday in the wake of VNUS' September settlement with Diomed, which is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

While VNUS had requested roughly $43 million...
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