Elekta's opponent in U.S. patent dispute denied reconsideration

ELEKTA'S OPPONENT IN U.S. PATENT DISPUTE DENIED RECONSIDERATION

On Thursday October 30, 2003, the United States Court of Appeals for the

Federal Circuit announced its decision to deny the petition from Medical

Instrumentation and Diagnostics Corporation (Midco), Elekta's opponent

in the U.S. patent dispute, to reconsider its ruling issued on September

22, 2003.

As a result the ruling by the court, which among other findings

determined that none of Elekta's products infringed the Midco patents

and in which Elekta was freed from all liability, remains valid.

Midco may file a petition for review (certiorari) with the United States

Supreme Court. Grant of this remedy is very unusual.

The full opinion of the court from September 22 is available at

www.fedcir.gov/dailylog.html, docket no. 03-1032.

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