The European Patent Office had previously issued a decision revoking Cohesive's European Patent which is directed to substantially the same subject matter.
Waters Corporation is disappointed with the findings; however, such findings are not likely to have any material effect on Waters Corporation's business. Waters Corporation intends to contest the findings vigorously through appeals to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
Certain statements contained herein are forward looking, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that are inherent in any legal proceeding. Such risks and uncertainties could cause the actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or suggested by, such forward looking statements.
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