Aker BioMarine gets two ‘important’ US patents

By Stephen DANIELLS

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Aker BioMarine gets two ‘important’ US patents

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The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted krill oil supplier Aker BioMarine two process patents, a development described by the company as ‘important’.

Combined, U.S. patents 9,028,877​ and 9,034,388​ cover not only the method for producing Superba Krill Oil, but also the manufacture of other krill oils from denatured krill and/or krill meal using a polar solvent, said the company. 

“We developed this method and filed a U.S. patent application claiming the invention in March 2007, and have been waiting for these important patents to issue for the past 8 years,”​ says Matts Johansen, Aker BioMarine's COO. “We are pleased the USPTO has now considered it both novel and non-obvious as of the priority date.”

“We have invested large sums into sustainable krill harvesting infrastructure and product R&D, and are prepared to defend and enforce our intellectual property if necessary,” ​added Johansen. “ We encourage all stakeholders to carefully and independently assess whether or not krill oils purchased, used, or resold by them are produced by the patent protected processes.”

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