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In Brief: Visx ophthalmic laser patents

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Visx ophthalmic laser patents: European Patent Office finds eight claims in Visx' European patent, "Apparatus for Ophthalmological Surgery," to be invalid "for the reason of lacking novelty," according to Summit Technology, which filed the patent opposition. The patent office also "limited in scope" claims made in Visx' patent, "Method and Apparatus for Performing Ophthalmic Laser Surgery," Summit says. Visx says it is pleased with the patent office's findings because both patents were upheld...



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