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In Brief: Allergan v. Staar Surgical

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Allergan v. Staar Surgical: Companies settle November 1992 patent infringement suit filed by Allergan Medical Optics and Microtech against Staar over the companies' intraocular lens insertion technology. Filed in U.S. District Court, the suit alleged that Staar infringed Microtech's U.S. patent No. 4,681,10, which covers the "Bartell Shooter" instrument and a method for inserting intraocular lenses into the eye during cataract surgical procedures. Microtech, which exclusively licenses the patent to Allergan, says in a Sept. 12 release that Staar has "signed a final consent judgment and received a license to the Bartell patent on terms that were not disclosed"...

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