March 28, 2013 - Histologics News
On March 1, 2013, Shared Medical Resources, LLC (SMR) issued a press release stating that issues pertaining to dismissal of its lawsuit against Histologics had been resolved, clearing the way for SMR to resume its patent infringement action against Histologics and other parties promoting or using Histologics' Soft-ECC® and SoftBiopsy® Device.
Notwithstanding SMR's misleading press release, there is no change to the status of this case. The Court dismissed SMR’s lawsuit on October 1, 2012 for SMR's lack of prudential standing to sue. (Case No. SACV 12-0612, Dkt. No. 45). Histologics has not mischaracterized the Court's Order or its impact. The case remains dismissed and SMR has not attempted to re-file or lift the stay or join the proper parties to obtain standing to sue.
Histologics respects intellectual property rights and is confident that should SMR attempt to resume its anti-competitive lawsuit, Histologics will succeed in proving that the Soft-ECC® and SoftBiopsy® devices do not infringe the '044 patent ((U.S. Patent No. 6,258,044).
We sincerely appreciate our customers, welcome new clients, and appreciate your patience and loyalty. We believe our products are indeed the innovations our partners are seeking to enhance women's health. Histologics remains dedicated to the improvement of health through the innovation of tissue-based technologies that enhance the lives of patients, worldwide. We welcome any questions.