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Palomar v. Alma Lasers

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Alma will pay royalties on past and future sales of its light-based hair removal systems to resolve patent infringement charges filed by Palomar in Massachusetts federal court. Palomar accused Alma's Harmony, Soprano, Soprano XL andSonata systems of infringing its '844 and '568 patents. "After a nine-month period at a slightly higher rate, Alma Lasers will pay a 7.5% ongoing royalty rate," Alma says. The firm also has agreed to change the appearance of its Harmony and Aria systems to avoid confusion with Palomar systems and will pay 11% for past patent and trade dress infringement. Cutera and Lumenis have settled similar cases with Palomar (1"The Gray Sheet" June 12, 2006, p. 12)...

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