Instrumentation Laboratory Wins Patent Infringement and Unfair Competition Trial Against Diagnostica Stago Relating to Reagents for Hemostasis Diagnostics
- Court Orders Confiscation of Diagnostica Stago’s Inventory of Infringing Products –
IL is the exclusive licensee of two patents, EP 0 608 235 and EP 0 690 991, covering inventions from the world-renowned researcher, Dr.
“Litigation is not our first preference. However, our belief that Diagnostica Stago violated our patent rights and unfairly advertised by disparaging IL’s product, forced us to pursue legal action. We are pleased with the Court’s decision,” said
IL offers tests for identifying resistance to APC, a cause of thrombophilia. Today, IL offers a comprehensive line of HemosIL reagents for the diagnosis of thrombophilia, including antithrombin, protein C, protein S, activated protein C resistance, factor V Leiden, homocysteine, ThromboPath, and Xpert HemosIL FII & FV molecular. Additionally, HemosIL reagents are available for the management of antiphospholipid syndrome, coagulation factors, von Willebrand disease, fibrinolysis, and general screening and anticoagulant monitoring. Coupled with the ACL family of instruments, IL brings automation to the hemostasis lab. IL is dedicated to providing constant innovation through the highest quality, fully integrated solutions.
Instrumentation Laboratory (www.ilus.com) is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and distributor of in vitro diagnostic instruments, related reagents and controls for use primarily in hospitals and independent clinical laboratories. The company’s product lines include critical care systems, hemostasis systems and information management systems. IL’s GEM product offerings, part of the critical care line, include the GEM Premier(TM) 4000 analyzer with Intelligent Quality Management (iQM), the new GEM Premier 3500 analyzer with iQM and the GEM PCL Plus(TM), a portable coagulation analyzer. IL’s hemostasis portfolio includes the ACL TOP family of hemostasis testing systems, fully automated, high-productivity analyzers, including the ACL TOP and the new ACL TOP 500 CTS. IL also offers the ACL ELITE and ELITE PRO(TM), other hemostasis analyzers and the HemosIL line of reagents.
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