FTC Moves To Stop U.S. Mammogram Monopoly

Law360, New York (August 9, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Seeking to prevent a monopoly in the mammogram technology industry, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has forced X-ray and ultrasound company Hologic Inc. to divest one of its product areas after it acquired the intellectual property and assets of its top rival.

As part of a deal announced by the regulator Wednesday, Hologic agreed to sell off technology and trade secrets it recently acquired from Fischer Imaging Corp., the company Hologic has competed head-to-head with for the past decade.

Hologic will sell the intellectual property to...
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