Conceptus rejects Ovion's lawsuit:
This article was originally published in Clinica
San Carlos, California-based Conceptus has rejected Ovion's patent infringement lawsuit as "without merit". The company says that the suit, concerning Conceptus' Essure permanent birth control procedure, appears to have been filed in response to Conceptus' previously filed lawsuit against Ovion alleging that Ovion's patent is invalid, not infringed and unenforceable. Conceptus also alleged that Ovion had engaged in trade libel and unfair competition.