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News Release - October 23, 2007
AngioDynamics Announces Latest Ruling in VNUS LitigationTrial Date Postponed Due to Busy Court Calendar
QUEENSBURY, N.Y.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--AngioDynamics (NASDAQ:ANGO) announced today that the October 29 trial date in the patent litigation brought by VNUS Medical Technologies against AngioDynamics, Diomed and Vascular Solutions has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts in the court. No new trial date has been set.
Judge Maxine Chesney of the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California also denied the defendants' motion that two of VNUS's patents are invalid due to prior art, leaving these issues for trial.
In a ruling earlier this month, the Judge denied VNUS's motion for summary judgment of infringement, leaving that issue for trial. The court also denied defendantsí motion that another of VNUSí patents was invalid in light of the prior art, as well as the invalidity of all asserted patents for non-compliance with the written description and enablement requirements of the Patent Law, leaving these issues for trial as well.
AngioDynamics, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative medical devices used by interventional radiologists, surgeons, and other physicians for the minimally invasive treatment of cancer and peripheral vascular disease. The Company's diverse product line includes market-leading radiofrequency ablation systems, vascular access products, angiographic products and accessories, dialysis products, angioplasty products, drainage products, thrombolytic products, embolization products and venous products.
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