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Executive Summary

Company President Elizabeth Davila named CEO, effective Feb. 13. Outgoing CEO Mark Logan will remain board chairman until firm's next annual meeting. Separately, Federal Trade Commission drops suit against Visx following Patent and Trademark Office's issuance of a reexamination certificate for Visx's '388 patent. FTC had appealed a June 1999 FTC administrative law judge dismissal of the patent fraud complaint (1"The Gray Sheet" June 28, 1999, In Brief)

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