Trial date set for Fonar patent case

March 15, 1995

Another trial date has been set for MRI patent litigation filed by MRI vendor Fonar againstGE, Hitachi and several imaging centers. The case is scheduledto go to trial April 10, according to Fonar attorney Ronald Schutzof Robins, Kaplan, Miller and

Another trial date has been set for MRI patent litigation filed by MRI vendor Fonar againstGE, Hitachi and several imaging centers. The case is scheduledto go to trial April 10, according to Fonar attorney Ronald Schutzof Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi of Minneapolis.

Fonar, of Melville, NY, filed suit against the companies inSeptember, 1992, in U.S. District Court of Eastern New York inHauppauge, NY, claiming that its basic patents for MRI technologyhad been infringed (SCAN 11/23/94). A trial date had been setfor December but was later postponed. Fonar is asking for $362million in damages.