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EOS Files Patent Suit

Photonics Spectra
Jun 2012
Laser-sintering systems manufacturer EOS of Krailling, Germany, filed a patent lawsuit March 5 against Phenix Systems of Riom, France, for infringing two US patents for its dental product lines, the company announced. The lawsuit alleges infringement of US Patent Nos. 5,753,274 and 6,042,774 through the manufacture, sale and use of the PXL, PXM, PXS and PXS Dental product lines from Phenix in the US. During the second half of 2011, Phenix publicly announced the commercial manufacture, sale and use of exactly these product lines, even though EOS had apprised Phenix of its patent portfolio several times, EOS alleges.


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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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