Aribex files patent infringement complaint against Bio-Ray Prox

Nov. 25, 2009
Aribex alleges infringement of patents by several different manufacturers and importers.

OREM, Utah--Aribex has announced filing of a patent infringement complaint for unspecified damages against manufacturer DigiMed Co., Ltd. (of Seoul, Korea), Sigma Biomedics (of Buffalo Grove, Ill.), and Dentalaire Products (of Fountain Valley, Calif).

Sigma and Dentalaire distribute the Bio-Ray Prox, a portable X-ray device that is manufactured in Korea by DigiMed. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, comes after attempts by Aribex to resolve concerns over the alleged infringement of Aribex patents by several different manufacturers and importers.

Aribex is the developer of a class of handheld X-ray sources with patented technology enabling a lightweight and easily transported design. The company's
NOMAD family of X-ray devices is used in the dental, veterinary, and forensic disciplines.

The complaint alleges that Aribex intellectual property rights are being knowingly and unfairly violated.

According to Dr. D. Clark Turner, president and CEO of Aribex and inventor of the NOMAD handheld X-ray, "Aribex has spent considerable time and money to establish the value proposition of handheld X-ray. We consider our intellectual property to be one of our core assets and plan to aggressively defend and enforce our IP rights. This is the first visible step in that process."

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