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Olympus v. Given Imaging

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Olympus files patent suit against Given's PillCam ingestible video capsule, charging that the device infringes a camera light source patent. Olympus acquired the patent from Boeing last July. Boeing had offered Given a license to the patent in 2002 but was turned down; Given argued against PillCam infringement. Olympus is seeking to compete against PillCam with its EndoCapsule; European trials are under way (1"The Gray Sheet" Nov. 14, 2005, p. 14)...
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