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Kemin and OmniActive battle over blue light IP for lutein

By Stephen Daniells

Lutein suppliers Kemin and OmniActive are locked in a legal battle over IP around blue light claims, with the International Trade Commission investigating the dispute, and an inter partes review of the patents. 

NattoPharma expands patent application for Vitamin K2

NattoPharma expands patent application for Vitamin K2

By Stephen DANIELLS

The US Patent and Trademark Office has approved a patent for NattoPharma for vitamin K2 food and supplement products for cardiovascular health, extending the dosing range covered by an earlier patent and giving the company “a unique market position”.

Court rejects Kaneka's patent violation claim

ZMC hopeful German CoQ10 court win will resonate internationally

By Shane Starling

A German court has rejected global CoQ10 leader Kaneka’s charge that rival Zhejiang Medicine Company (ZMC) and its European Distributor, Kyowa Hakko GmbH Europe, infringed its patent – a ruling ZMC hopes will influence pending actions.

Beta-alanine is the rate-limiting precursor of carnosine, which is claimed to decrease fatigue in athletes.

DNP hits back at NAI in beta-alanine patent infringement row

By Elaine Watson

DNP International – the latest in a string of firms to be sued by Natural Alternatives International (NAI) for patent infringement over beta-alanine - insists the patent at issue is invalid and predicts it will “ultimately be vindicated” by the courts.

Neptune secures US patent for krill cardio health benefits

Neptune secures US patent for krill cardio health benefits

By Elaine Watson

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources has bolstered its intellectual property portfolio further after securing a new US patent (No. 8,057,825) awarding it the exclusive use of krill extracts in the US as a method for reducing cholesterol, platelet...

Kemin fights for patent

Kemin fights for patent

Ingredient company Kemin vows to fight on after a US court rules in
favour of the Mexican pigment manufacturer Pigmentos Vegetales del
Centro(Piveg). Kemin had sought preliminary injunction against the
firm for the manufacture of...

Progress in zeaxanthin case

Progress in zeaxanthin case

Two of the supplement makers sued by St Louis-based ZeaVision
earlier this year have agreed to settle the patent infringement
claims, said the company, which is still pressing for damages from
another supplement firm and Roche Vitamins.

Let up for Piveg

Let up for Piveg

Mexican company Pigmentos Vegetales del Centro (Piveg) was recently
granted a temporary stay of injunction - the initial phase of a
patent infringement suit initiated by lutein supplier Kemin Foods
and the Catholic University of America...

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