SEOUL, Korea, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BTL Medical Technologies Korea, Ltd., a division of BTL Aesthetics, manufacturers of the award-winning, non-invasive fat reduction treatment, BTL Vanquish ME, today announced the filing of a patent infringement lawsuit against Lutronic Corporation before the Seoul Central District Court.
The lawsuit claims that one of BTL Aesthetics' patents is infringed upon by Lutronic's enCurve product. The litigated patent specifically protects the company's unique body shaping technology and fundamental component of the BTL Aesthetics Vanquish ME body shaping system which utilizes selective radio frequency energy to heat and ultimately destroy fat cells.
BTL Aesthetics is asking the court to prohibit Lutronic from further infringement by ceasing the manufacturing and distribution of the enCurve in Korea. Additionally, the lawsuit requests that Lutronic surrender any infringing products in the company's possession.
"As pioneers in contactless, radio frequency fat reduction, we are prepared to vigorously protect our intellectual property and prevent any continued infringement," said Tomas Schwarz, Managing Director of BTL Aesthetics. "Our products feature revolutionary technology and engineering, and we will remain resolute in protecting the years of research and investment that have gone into our innovative treatments, and have solidified us as leaders in the aesthetic industry," added Schwarz.
About BTL Vanquish ME
BTL Vanquish ME employs a first-of-its-kind technology using a contactless panel to create a high frequency Selective RF™ energy field that treats broad areas of the midsection -- a sharp contrast to other systems, which focus only on smaller, localized fat deposits. With the largest spot size in the industry, this next generation fat reducing device provides natural-looking results across the entire abdominal and core area in four to six short treatment sessions.
About BTL Industries
Founded in 1993, BTL Industries is a privately owned developer and manufacturer of medical and aesthetic equipment. BTL currently has over 1,050 employees and direct offices in more than 53 countries.
BTL Aesthetics, a division of BTL, has revolutionized the way to non-invasively remove adipose tissue; it currently ranks 2nd among the non-invasive body shaping and tightening manufacturers globally. BTL Aesthetics' brands include BTL Exilis, BTL Vanquish ME and BTL Exilite.
BTL Medical Technologies Korea, Ltd. is a member of BTL Group.
For additional information, contact BTL Korea at +82 27901181 or visit corporate website www.btlnet.com
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