MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BTL Industries, Inc. ("BTL"), the leading manufacturer of the EMSCULPT body-contouring device and other products for non-invasive body-shaping procedures, filed a complaint today with the United States International Trade Commission ("ITC"), asking the Commission to prevent Allergan Limited, Allergan, Inc., Allergan USA Inc., Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc., Zeltiq Ireland Unlimited Company ("Allergan"), and Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH, Germany ("Zimmer") from importing products that infringe BTL's patents into the United States. BTL concurrently filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Federal District Court in the District of Delaware against Allergan and Zimmer on the same matter.
The U.S. International Trade Commission is an independent, quasi-judicial federal agency with broad investigative responsibilities on matters that affect trade and commerce, including intellectual property infringement.
"We have asked the ITC to determine whether Cooltone and Coolsculpting products infringe BTL's patents and, if they are found to be infringing, to issue an exclusion order barring importation of Cooltone and Coolsculpting products into the U.S., as well as issuing a cease-and-desist order prohibiting Allergan and Zimmer from selling their infringing products and their components in the American market space," said Ron Borsheim, VP of Business Development.
BTL's ITC complaint and Delaware lawsuit follows a lawsuit that BTL filed with the U.S. District Court in Delaware in December 2019 on similar matters.
About BTL Group:
Founded in 1993, BTL Group has grown to become an innovator and world leader in non-invasive products and treatments for the aesthetics and physiotherapy industries. With over 2,000 employees in more than 53 countries, BTL offers the most advanced non-invasive solutions for body shaping, skin tightening & other medical aesthetic treatments, including treatment of incontinence. BTL's brands include EMSCULPT, EMSELLA, EXILIS, and EMTONE.
BTL's Emsculpt has been a clear innovation leader in the muscle category, revolutionizing the non-invasive body shaping market. Utilizing its proprietary high intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM®), the Emsculpt introduced an entirely new category of muscle toning and muscle strengthening to the aesthetic industry that goes beyond waistline reduction and elimination of fat cells. For more details, go to www.emsculpt.com.