Varian Medical Systems files patent infringement complaint against Elekta over Gamma Knife Icon® radiation treatment device

September 28, 2015 – Varian Medical Systems, Inc. filed a complaint for patent infringement against Elekta AB, Elekta Holdings U.S., Inc., Elekta Instrument AB, and Elekta Inc. on September 25, 2015 in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.  The lawsuit relates to Elekta’s allegedly infringing Gamma Knife Icon® radiation treatment devices, which deploy gamma radiation to treat neuropathologies such as brain tumors.  The patent at issue is U.S. Patent No. 6,888,919, entitled: “Radiotherapy Apparatus Equipped With an Articulable Gantry For Positioning an Imaging Unit.”

By: Frederick C. Millett

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