Positive Light Suit Against Quantronix Set for Trial

Oct. 2, 2002
Los Gatos, CA, October 2, 2002 -- The patent infringement lawsuit filed by Positive Light, Inc. against Quantronix Corporation, 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' TITAN DQE and ODIN amplifiers, and its DARWIN laser, of infringing Positive Light's U. S. Patent 5,790,303 ("the '303 patent").

Los Gatos, CA, October 2, 2002 -- The patent infringement lawsuit filed by Positive Light, Inc. against Quantronix Corporation, 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' TITAN DQE and ODIN amplifiers, and its DARWIN laser, of infringing Positive Light's U. S. Patent 5,790,303 ("the '303 patent"). 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.

Reacting to the setting of the trial date, Mr. Jeremy Weston, President of Positive Light, commented that "we are pleased that a definite timetable has been set by the court for the resolution of the patent infringement and other issues raised by Quantronix' conduct, and we look forward to a finding that Quantronix' TITAN DQE, ODIN, and DARWIN products infringe the '303 patent." Mr. Weston commented further that, "Positive Light is determined to protect its intellectual property against infringers, and will continue to act vigilantly to protect such rights".

Positive Light designs and manufactures advanced solid-state lasers for science and industry. Products include deep UV lasers, DPSS Nd:YLF lasers, pulsed Nd:YAG lasers, Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifiers, and terawatt lasers. The company was founded in 1991. There are more than 800 Positive Light lasers in facilities worldwide.

For more information, visit www.poslight.com .

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