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Kemin adds patent to Neumentix spearmint extract IP portfolio

By Stephen Daniells

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to Kemin to support the technology behind its lines of spearmint, KI110 and KI42, used in the company’s cognition-enhancing ingredient, Neumentix.

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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. 

Bodybuilding.com files lawsuit over JYM mark

Bodybuilding.com files lawsuit over JYM mark

By Stephen Daniells

Online retail giant Bodybuilding.com has filed a lawsuit against PhD Fitness and its principal Dr Jim Stoppani over the JYM mark used on a range of bodybuilding products.

Neptune, Aker end patent struggles with licensure agreement

Neptune, Aker end patent struggles with licensure agreement

By Hank Schultz

Some things have seemed immutable: Death. Taxes. The Krill Wars. But the latter has (mostly) fallen off that list with the announcement this morning that fierce competitors Neptune Technologies & Bioressources and Aker BioMarine have reached an 11th-hour...

USPTO rejects one of Neptune's krill patents; appeal forthcoming

USPTO rejects one of Neptune's krill patents; appeal forthcoming

By Hank Schultz

In the latest development in the nutraceutical world’s equivalent of the Wars of the Roses, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has ruled on a reexamination of a Neptune Bioressources and Technologies patent and has rejected all of its 148 claims.

US Patent Office to re-examine second Neptune patent

US Patent Office to re-examine second Neptune patent

By Elaine Watson

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a request from Aker BioMarine to re-examine another US patent recently awarded to its arch rival Neptune Technologies & Bioressources.

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...

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