VNUS files venous reflux disease patent infringement lawsuits against AngioDynamics.
VNUS Medical Technologies, Inc. (San Jose San Jose, city, United States
San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850. , CA), a leading provider of medical devices for the minimally invasive treatment of venous reflux disease, has asserted patent infringement patent infringement n. the manufacture and/or use of an invention or improvement for which someone else owns a patent issued by the government, without obtaining permission of the owner of the patent by contract, license or waiver. claims in the United States District Court United States District Court
In the U.S., any of the 94 trial courts of general jurisdiction in the federal judicial system. Each state, as well as the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, has at least one federal district court. , Northern District of California, against AngioDynamics, Inc. and Vascular Solutions, Inc., respectively.
AngioDynamics and Vascular Solutions market endovenous laser ablation Laser ablation is the process of removing material from a solid (or occasionally liquid) surface by irradiating it with a laser beam. At low laser flux, the material is heated by the absorbed laser energy and evaporates or sublimes. products for use in procedures which VNUS believes infringe several of its patents. VNUS is seeking an injunction prohibiting AngioDynamics and Vascular Solutions from selling these products, in addition to monetary damages Monetary damages, in civil law, refers to compensation given to an injured party by a liable party. Monetary damages may be restitution, a penalty, or both. . These claims were added to the lawsuit that VNUS brought against Diomed Holdings, Inc. in July 2005, and are based on the same patents that are asserted against Diomed.
VNUS is a leading provider of medical devices for the minimally invasive treatment of venous reflux disease, a progressive condition caused by incompetent vein valves in the leg. VNUS sells the Closure system, which consists of a proprietary radiofrequency generator and proprietary disposable endovenous catheters and devices to close diseased veins through the application of temperature-controlled RF energy.
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