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In Brief: Alcon v. Staar Surgical

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Alcon v. Staar Surgical: Firms settle a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Alcon in April 1995 concerning Staar's Mazzocco Patents (U.S. No. 4,573,998 and corresponding foreign patents), which relate to implantation methods of "deformable intraocular lens structures," Staar says. Under the settlement, terms of which were not disclosed, the companies enter a patent and technology cross-license agreement and dismiss all court claims. Alcon's suit sought relief from a requirement to pay royalties on sales of its IOLs, alleging that the Mazzocco patents were invalid and were not infringed by Alcon products...



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