Paul Hastings Wins Patent Ruling for Waters Technologies Corp.

June 28, 2007

Paul Hastings Wins Patent Ruling for Waters Technologies Corp.

Washington, D.C. (June 28, 2007) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, obtained final victory for Waters Technologies Corporation in Biomedino, LLC v. Waters Technologies Corporation et al., 2006-1350 (Fed. Cir. June 18, 2007) when the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington finding all the claims against Waters and its co-defendants invalid.

The patent claim against Waters involved a medical device for removing species (e.g., psychoactive drugs) from fluids (e.g., human blood). The device binds the psychoactive drugs to antibodies, passes the fluid with the drugs bound to the antibodies into a separate chamber, and then separates the antibodies from the drugs to regenerate the antibodies.

The Paul Hastings team was led by Of Counsel Aslan Baghdadi and Partner Larry Gotts and also included Of Counsel Elizabeth Roesel and legal assistant Sandra Kostelecky.

About Waters Corporation: Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) creates business advantage for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering practical and sustainable innovation to enable significant advancements in such areas as healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality worldwide.

Pioneering a connected portfolio of separations science, laboratory information management, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis, Waters scientific and technological breakthroughs and laboratory solutions provide an enduring platform for customer success. With revenue of $1.28 billion in 2006 and 4,700 employees, Waters is driving scientific discovery and operational excellence for customers worldwide.

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