A Burlington company that researches and develops light-based systems for cosmetic treatments, Palomar said Alma has admitted infringement of Palomar patents and has agreed to pay Palomar royalty fees.
"This favorable resolution with Alma so early in this litigation further substantiates the strength of these patents," Palomar chief executive Joseph P. Caruso said in a statement.
Alma, which has US operations in Illinois, posted a statement from chief executive Howard Kelly on its web site.
"With the best interests of Alma Lasers' customers in mind, we decided to enter into a licensing agreement with Palomar," Kelly said. "Through the settlement, Alma Lasers has avoided a potentially long and expensive legal battle."
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)