Patent infringement suit set for trial

September 27, 2002--The patent infringement lawsuit filed by Positive Light, Inc. against Quantronix Corp. in the San Francisco Division of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has been set for trial on January 26, 2004.

September 27, 2002--The patent infringement lawsuit filed by Positive Light, Inc. against Quantronix Corp. in the San Francisco Division of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has been set for trial on January 26, 2004. In the lawsuit, Positive Light has accused Quantronix's TITAN DQE and ODIN amplifiers and its DARWIN laser of infringing Positive Light's U. S. Patent 5,790,303. This patent relates to a system and method for amplifying an optical pulse using a diode pumped, Q-switched, intra-cavity doubled laser to pump an optical amplifier.

Positive Light also asserts claims against Quantronix for a declaratory judgment of patent infringement for false advertising in violation of Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act, for unfair competition under California Business and Professions Code section 17200, et seq., and for unfair competition under California common law. Positive Light is seeking money damages, an injunction against further manufacture and sale of the TITAN DQE, ODIN, and DARWIN products, and other related relief.

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