Monday, November 22, 2004

Inverness prevails against Acon over US 6,485,982

Inverness announced on November 22, 2004 that it had prevailed in a jury verdict against Acon concerning US 6,485,982 (Charlton) in D. Mass.

Inverness expects the court to issue an injunction against Acon.

Ron Zwanziger, CEO of Inverness Medical Innovations, stated: We are extremely pleased that the jury decided in our favor in this case, and that they agreed with our contention that the patent is clearly valid. We feel very positive about the impact this decision will have on the growth of our business, and are particularly proud that the jury affirmed our longstanding belief in the strength of our patent position. We fully intend to apply the result in this case in our prosecution of other infringement actions.


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