Sunday, April 18, 2010

Discuss Dental Files Suit Against Biolase

I remember being at DPR World a couple of years ago when ZAP! Lasers debuted the Styla hand held diode laser. I've been using one for over a year now and I've really fallen in love with its performance and ease of use. At the Chicago Midwinter meeting in February, Biolase showed a new laser that had a similar look & feel.

Since Discuss now has a distribution agreement with Zap, theyvhave filed suit against Biolase. Here are the details:

Discus Dental and Zap Lasers File Lawsuit Against BIOLASE

Companies Assert Patent, Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition

CULVER CITY, CA and PLEASANT HILL, CA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2010) - Today, Discus Dental LLC and Zap Lasers LLC announced they have jointly filed a lawsuit against BIOLASE Technology, Inc. in federal court in Los Angeles, CA. The lawsuit asserts against BIOLASE claims for patent and trademark infringement and unfair competition, and seeks monetary damages and an injunction.

The lawsuit has been filed in view of BIOLASE's offering for sale in the U.S. its iLase™ cordless soft tissue laser. Discus Dental and Zap intend to vigorously enforce their intellectual property and related commercial rights against BIOLASE and any iLase distributors. Discus Dental and Zap Lasers are represented by legal counsel from the New York office of Chadbourne & Parke LLP.

About Discus Dental LLC: Discus Dental offers a broad array of progressive, quality dental products and equipment that spans aesthetics, whitening, oral hygiene, endodontics, impression materials, lasers and general operatory devices, including the NV Microlaser™ and NVOrtho™ Microlaser. By selling direct, Discus empowers dental professionals worldwide with premium products and affordable practice solutions. The company is widely recognized as the leading marketing and branding company in dentistry. Discus products are available in over 100 countries. Discus is headquartered in Culver City, California. More information is available at www.discusdental.com.

About Zap Lasers LLC: Zap Lasers is a dental technology company that develops and manufactures lasers and laser accessories for improved applications and procedures in dentistry. Specializing in laser research and design, its line of industry-leading soft tissue lasers includes NV Microlaser™ (fka Styla MicroLaser™) and NVOrtho™ (fka StylaOrtho™), the industry's first cordless lasers for soft tissue use; SoftLase Pro®, widely recognized as one of the best designed and most user-friendly desktop dental diode lasers on the market; and OrthoLase®, the industry's first diode laser specially designed for orthodontists. Zap is headquartered in Pleasant Hill, California. More information is available at www.zaplasers.com.


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