Siemens settles coronary imaging patent with Acacia

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Acacia Patent Acquisition, a subsidiary of Acacia Research, has settled an infringement suit against Siemens Medical Solutions over patents covering image manipulation technology for coronary procedures.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

The patent technology relates to the manipulation of medical images, and can be used in the surgical process, according to the Newport Beach, Calif.-based Acacia.

Acacia said its subsidiaries develop, acquire and license patented technologies. It said it controls more than 100 patent portfolios, including U.S. patents and certain foreign counterparts.