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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY LABORATORIES COMMENTS ON COURT INJUNCTION

 BOTHELL, Wash., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Technology Laboratories Inc. (ATL) (NASDAQ: ATLI) said today that on Jan. 28, 1993, U. S. District Court Judge Stanley A. Weigel agreed to enter an order enjoining ATL from continued use of a circuit employed in ATL's Ultramark(R) 4 ultrasound system. The term of the injunction will last for the remaining 10-1/2 months of the life of U.S. patent 4,016,750, which is owned by SRI International (SRI). The judge stayed the effective date of his order until June 1993 to allow ATL to remove the disputed circuit from its product without interrupting its delivery of diagnostic ultrasound systems to physicians. The order is premised upon a partial summary judgment entered in favor of SRI on Nov. 2, 1992, which determined that ATL had infringed SRI's patent. ATL filed an appeal of the summary judgment decision in November 1992 that is currently pending with the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. The order will also extend to two discontinued products, the Ultramark 5 and ADR 4000. A jury trial has been set for May 1993 to determine the issue of damages. ATL continues to believe the SRI patent is invalid and not infringed by ATL and will continue to vigorously pursue its appeal of the District Court's determinations in the Federal Circuit Court.
 ATL, with headquarters in Bothell, is a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of medical ultrasound systems.
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 /CONTACT: Anne Marie Bugge of Advanced Technology Laboratories, 206-487-7081/
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