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Nidek v. Visx

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Nidek is now permitted to recommence action in its antitrust allegations against Visx following U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer's decision to lift a stay currently in place on the case. Judge Breyer's decision follows a Dec. 6 ruling by International Trade Commission Administrative Law Judge Debra Morriss that Nidek does not infringe two Visx LASIK patents covering the apparatus and method for performing the ophthalmic surgical procedure (1"The Gray Sheet" Dec. 13, p. 15)

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