Aspex Eyewear has agreed to pay a financial settlement to VSP Global to set aside their disputes, and the Canadian firm will be reinstated as an in-network frame provider under VSP's insurance policies. This brings to a close a series of lawsuits and countersuits pitting Aspex against VSP, Marchon Eyewear, Revolution Eyewear, Altair Eyewear, Nike and combinations of these companies. It all began with a patent infringement suit filed by Aspex against Revolution Eyewear in 1999. More than a decade later, Aspex sued VSP for dropping it from its frame-provider network, as Aspex was suing two of VSP's subsidiaries over patent infringement. The district court in Sacramento ruled in favor of VSP Global in that case, giving Aspex a third recent defeat. Thomas A. Fessler, counsel for VSP Global, and Thierry Ifergan, executive vice president at Aspex, have expressed satisfaction with the new settlement. Aspex is a Canadian maker and distributor of eyewear, with headquarters in Montreal and offices in Miami and France. It has been particularly successful with its proprietary magnetic sun clip and memory metal technologies.