CLINIPRO - Lipocryo Wins Major European Legal Case For Patent Nullity
BARCELONA, June 2, 2014
BARCELONA, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The sentence rejects completely the lawsuit promoted by ZELTIQ and confirms
the nullity of its patents.
The Provincial High Court in Barcelona Section 15 dictated a resolution, dated
May 15^th 2014, fully dismissing the ZELTIQAesthetics Inc. appeal of the
sentence dated January 25^th, 2013, confirming that the patents of the
plaintiffs are nullified, due to the lack of inventive activity (the procedure
patent) and to the lack of new items (the device patent).
Thus, the lawsuit promoted by ZELTIQ for an alleged infringement of patents
against CLINPRO, a Spanish company that manufactures medical-aesthetical
devices, has not only been rejected once more, but has confirmed that these
patents are invalid.
This is the logical end of the process begun on June 25^th 2012, when
cautionary measures against Clinipro, issued May 5^th 2012, were declared
without effect and continued with the resolution of the Barcelona Trade Court
No. 5, dated January 25^th 2013, disregarding the ZELTIQ lawsuit against
Philippe Plan, CLINIPRO CEO, has stated: "The confirmation of ZELTIQ-MGH
patents' invalidity, added to the worldwide success of LipoCryo and the new
lipocryolysis evolution system, LipoContrast, definitively encourage us to
focus our next input to the American market."
The case, undertaken by the specialized firm SOL MUNTAÑOLA ABOGADOS from
Barcelona, has lasted for more than two years, since ZELTIQAesthetics Inc.
first filed its application for interim measures, until today, when CLINIPRO's
arguments have been confirmed.
CLINIPRO is a company with presence in over 40 countries and its vision is to
remain the benchmark of effective, secure and non-invasive alternatives to
surgical treatments of aesthetic medicine. CLINIPRO always aims to offer the
latest technology and stay ahead of market trends, to provide the most
innovative technologies. With more than 20 years of industry experience,
CLINIPRO has professional technicians and highly qualified physicians that
support their brands, such as, among others, LipoCryo or the new LipoContrast,
one step beyond lipocryolysis, which contribute to people's physical well
being through safe and effective procedures.
Fermín San Martín
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