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AngioDynamics Granted Summary Judgment in VNUS Litigation

Oct. 30, 2007

AngioDynamics’ motion for summary judgment of no willful infringement was granted in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California in the patent litigation brought by VNUS Medical Technologies against Diomed, AngioDynamics and Vascular Solutions.

Judge Maxine Chesney found that VNUS was not able to establish that AngioDynamics willfully infringed the VNUS patents, ruling that willful infringement is not a trialable issue against AngioDynamics. The impact of the ruling prevents the potential tripling of damages in the event that a jury finds infringement by AngioDynamics.

The trial start date has been indefinitely delayed, AngioDynamics said.