SOLNA, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:
Aerocrine AB (STO:AEROB) (OMX Nordic Exchange: AERO) today announced the positive outcome of its complaint against Medisoft S.A. filed at the Liège Commercial Court, Belgium.
On 14 October 2011, Aerocrine started infringement proceedings against the Belgian company Medisoft S.A. before the Liège Commercial Court, on the basis of four of Aerocrine´s patents. Medisoft challenged both infringement and the validity of the patents as part of its defense. The oral hearings on the merits took place during the spring 2012.
Yesterday the Court upheld Aerocrine’s patents EP 1,439,781 and EP 1,661,514 as valid and ruled that both the Medisoft Hyp’Air FeNO and Hyp’Air FeNO+ devices infringe these patents. Accordingly, Medisoft which is headquartered in Belgium, will be immediately prohibited as from service of the decision, from manufacturing, using, maintaining, detaining and offering for sale any Hyp’Air products.
The Court also invalidated Aerocrine´s earliest patents EP 0,606,351 and EP 0,724,723 for Belgium. These patents expire in 2012 and 2014.
The judgment may be appealed by both parties.
Aerocrine AB is a medical technology company focused on the improved management and care of patients with inflammatory airway diseases. As the pioneer and leader in the technology to monitor and manage airway inflammation, Aerocrine markets NIOX® Flex and NIOX MINO®. Both products enable fast and reliable management of airway inflammation and may therefore play a critical role in more effective diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with inflammatory airway diseases such as asthma. Aerocrine is based in Sweden with subsidiaries in the US, Germany and the UK. Aerocrine shares were listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange on 15 June 2007. Aerocrine discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08:00 a.m. on June 29, 2012.
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