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.
A ruling by the US Patent and Trademark Office has reignited the krill wars, with Norwegian company Rimfrost AS claiming the ruling could invalidate all of the claims relating to two patents held by rival Aker BioMarine AS.
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.
Sabinsa Corp. has prevailed in yet another patent infringement suit based on its Curcumin C3 Complex ingredient. The most recent settlement is one in a series of suits the company filed to defend its patents in this red-hot sector.
In what one side is billing as the final act in the krill wars in North America, the US Patent and Trademark Office has ruled to uphold certain claims of a longstanding patent held by Neptune Technologies and Bioressources. But the handle of the buried...
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...
Krill oil supplier Aker BioMarine has filed a request for review of one of the US patents held by rival Neptune Technologies and Bioressources. The move is the latest in a long-running IP battle between the two companies.
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.
In another busy day in the ongoing struggle among krill oil suppliers over IP protection, a trade complaint was filed, this time with the International Trade Commission, and the re-examination of a patent passed a procedural benchmark that one company...
In the latest development in the ongoing struggle over krill oil patent protection, Neptune Technologies and Bioressources has been granted a U.S. continuation patent and competitor Aker BioMarine has filed a request for re-examination of that patent. ...
Washington State-based Nutraceutix is continuing to build the IP portfolio for its BIO-tract delivery system with a new patent from the Japanese Patent Office and acceptance of a patent application in Canada.
A legal spat between VDF FutureCeuticals (VDF FC) and juice maker KonaRed over coffee fruit antioxidants has moved into a new phase, with KonaRed claiming victory but VDF insisting the dispute is far from over following a ruling from the US patent and...
The court handling a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Neptune Technologies and Bioressources against Israeli nutritional lipids supplier Enzymotec has agreed to stay proceedings until a re-examination of the krill oil patent at issue is completed.
Suggestions by Aker Biomarine that Neptune Technologies and Bioressources misrepresented the novelty of the inventions claimed in its newly-granted krill oil patent are “baseless”, Neptune bosses have insisted.
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...
The indefinite postponement of the proposed Track One prioritized patent examination program will not affect the natural products industry very much, and pales in comparison to the problem of undeserved patents, says a leading industry figure.
Canadian functional protein developer, Burcon NutraScience Corporation, has taken another step to commercializing its canola protein extracts by filing for GRAS (generally recognized as safe) with the Food and Drug Administration.
Sabinsa Corporation announced it has secured a patent in Canada for
its standardized black pepper extract Bioperine, thereby giving the
company proprietary rights to the ingredient throughout North