Alcon Laboratories, Inc. And Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. Settle All Pending Patent Litigation

FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2006--Alcon, Inc. (NYSE:ACL - News) today announced it has reached a global settlement agreement with Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) resolving all current patent disputes between the companies. The settlement provides for the dismissal of all pending lawsuits, including an AMO initiated case concerning Alcon's INFINITI® vision system and the ADVANTEC® and EVEREST(TM) software upgrades for the LEGACY® surgical system, as well as three suits filed by Alcon against AMO concerning AMO's SOVEREIGN, SOVEREIGN Compact and PRESTIGE surgical systems as well as various viscoelastic products. As a result, AMO will request that the judgment and injunction previously entered against Alcon by the U.S. District Court in Delaware be vacated, and the corresponding appeals will be dismissed.

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