Elekta receives notification that the U.S. Supreme Court denies opponent's petition in patent dispute

ELEKTA RECEIVES NOTIFICATION THAT THE U.S. SUPREME COURT DENIES

OPPONENT'S PETITION IN PATENT DISPUTE

As previously announced, Medical Instrumentation and Diagnostics

Corporation (Midco), Elekta's opponent in the U.S. patent dispute, in

January filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the United States

Supreme Court. The petition requested the Supreme Court to review of the

Federal Circuit's judgment vacating the prior judgment of the District

Court in this case and absolving Elekta of all liability.

On March 29, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision denying

MIDCO's petition for a writ of certiorari.

Following the Federal Circuit's judgment in favor of Elekta, MIDCO has

recently also filed a motion to amend its complaint in the District

Court and requested that it be allowed to amend its case to be based on

different claims of the patents in question. Elekta has opposed MIDCO's

motion. Elekta believes that it is unlikely that MIDCO could prevail

under any of the claims of the patents.