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November 17, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Visx Inc., the No. 1 maker of vision-correction lasers in the U.S., accused rival LaserSight Inc. of wrongly using its patented invention for equipment used in optical surgery. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Visx says in a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Del., that it is the owner of a U.S. patent awarded in 1988 protecting an apparatus that scans the corneal surface of the eye and reshapes it with laser energy to correct problems such as nearsightedness.
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November 17, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Visx Inc., the No. 1 maker of vision-correction lasers in the U.S., accused rival LaserSight Inc. of wrongly using its patented invention for equipment used in optical surgery. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Visx says in a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Del., that it is the owner of a U.S. patent awarded in 1988 protecting an apparatus that scans the corneal surface of the eye and reshapes it with laser energy to correct problems such as nearsightedness.
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September 27, 2000 | MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Premier Laser Systems Inc., which shut down operations in March and filed for bankruptcy reorganization, said Tuesday that it has agreed to sell the laser technology that once helped make the company the darling of Wall Street. Chief Executive Michael J. Quinn also said he hoped to liquidate the remaining assets of the once-promising laser manufacturer within four months. Irvine-based Premier is selling its Erbium YAG laser technology for $3.75 million to SurgiLight Inc., an Orlando, Fla.
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