Conceptus, Inc. (Conceptus), a designer, developer and marketer of solutions in women's healthcare, has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court, Northern District of California against Hologic, Inc., (Hologic). Lawsuit seeks a declaration by the Court that Hologic's planned importation, use, sale or offer to sell of its forthcoming Adiana Permanent Contraception system, would infringe several US patents owned by Conceptus.
The suit seeks an injunction prohibiting Hologic from importing, using, selling or offering to sell its Adiana system in the US.
Conceptus manufactures and markets Essure permanent birth control. The Essure procedure is available in the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and the Middle East.