Varian Medical Systems files a lawsuit in the United States against Elekta
Stockholm, Sweden, August 29, 2012
Varian Medical Systems has filed a lawsuit against Elekta in a U.S. state court in Texas. Varian claims that Elekta employees improperly gained access to Varian trade secret information. In the lawsuit Varian claims that two former Varian sales representatives, recently hired by Elekta Inc., have inappropriately taken information and shared alleged trade secret information with a few Elekta employees in the late spring 2012. Elekta intends to defend itself against the allegations made by Varian.
Johan Andersson Melbi, Investor Relations Manager, Elekta AB
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The above information is such that Elekta AB (publ) shall make public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 07.30 CET on August 29, 2012.
Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care.
Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,300 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb.