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United States Patent and Trademark Office Accepts CoolTouch's Re-examination Request for Cynosure '873 Patent
Date:6/2/2009

tip of the needle. The CoolTouch CoolLipo™ device uses a fiber that extends 5mm beyond the top of the cannula and is clearly not "next to" the tip of the cannula.

CoolTouch also states that thousands of pulsed Nd:Yag lasers with specifications identical to the original SmartLipo have been sold since the mid-1980s. The fiber optic and delivery handpieces described in the '873 patent have also been commercially available for over 20 years for use in orthopedics, general surgery, urology and oral surgery. Combine this "off-the-shelf technology" with the pioneering clinical work by Dr. Apfelberg, David Hennings and others in the early 1990s on laser-assisted lipolysis and the Paolini patent claims are obvious, invalidating the patent.

About CoolTouch
CoolTouch Inc. is a leading U.S.-based developer and manufacturer of innovative, advanced laser products for medical professionals. Engineering and science based, CoolTouch is considered a pioneer in the medical and aesthetics technology industry. In 1994, CoolTouch introduced the first 1320 nm wavelength laser for non-ablative wrinkle treatment. CoolTouch continued to set new standards in the industry with the launch of CoolTouch CTEV™ in 2004 for varicose vein treatment and with CoolLipo™ for laser lipolysis ands skin tightening in 2007. CoolTouch products are FDA-cleared and are manufactured in Roseville, Calif. For more information; http://www.cooltouch.com/

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