Viveve Medical (VIVE), said its unit Viveve Inc., a medical technology company focused on women’s health, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against ThermiGen LLC, ThermiAesthetics LLC, and Dr. Red Alinsod in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
The lawsuit seeks redress for the defendants’ unauthorized use of Viveve’s patented technology.
The action is intended to protect Viveve’s significant investment in reverse-thermal gradient radiofrequency technology and its clinical application to tightening vaginal tissue.
Viveve is pursuing all available remedies, including an injunction to prevent the defendants from selling, training, and promoting its infringing products and treatment methods.
The lawsuit is based on U.S. Patent No. 8,961,511 entitled “Vaginal Remodeling Device and Methods.”
The patent covers methods for remodeling tissue of the vagina and vulva by applying heat to the target tissue.
ThermiGen, ThermiAesthetics, and Dr. Red Alinsod are accused of willfully infringing Viveve’s patent.