Glaukos Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Ivantis, Inc.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Glaukos Corporation (NYSE: GKOS), an ophthalmic medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of breakthrough products and procedures designed to transform the treatment of glaucoma, today announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Ivantis, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division. The lawsuit alleges that Ivantis’ Hydrus Microstent device infringes Glaukos patents relating to certain of Glaukos’ core glaucoma technologies.

“Since our founding in 1998, Glaukos has invested considerable time and resources to develop novel technologies that create entirely new treatment options for glaucoma surgeons and their patients”

“Since our founding in 1998, Glaukos has invested considerable time and resources to develop novel technologies that create entirely new treatment options for glaucoma surgeons and their patients,” said Thomas Burns, Glaukos president and chief executive officer. “This lawsuit reflects our unwavering commitment to protect our proprietary inventions for the benefit of patients, customers, shareholders, employees and others who rely on us.”

About Glaukos

Glaukos (www.glaukos.com) is an ophthalmic medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of breakthrough products and procedures designed to transform the treatment of glaucoma, one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. The company pioneered Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, or MIGS, to revolutionize the traditional glaucoma treatment and management paradigm. Glaukos launched the iStent®Trabecular Micro Bypass Stent, its first MIGS device, in the United States in July 2012 and is leveraging its platform technology to build a comprehensive and proprietary portfolio of micro-scale injectable therapies designed to address the complete range of glaucoma disease states and progression. The company believes the iStent, measuring 1.0 mm long and 0.33 mm wide, is the smallest medical device ever approved by the FDA.

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