DSM is pursuing a patent infringement law suit in China against a competitor for alleged misappropriation of intellectual property related to the production of a key ingredient of Biotin, also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H.
Aker BioMarine has pulled the plug on its patent infringement suit that was being pursued before the International Trade Commission. But the company is still suing a Norwegian competitor and an American distribution partner in district court.
What are the latest free-from trends sweeping Europe? How is the mature gluten-free market staying innovative? And how much on-pack prominence should you give to free-from claims? FoodNavigator hit the expo floor at SIAL in Paris to find out.
The Thirty Years War that reshaped Europe featured myriad twists and turns. The Krill Wars have, too, with the latest being a final, formal burying of the hatchet between the two principal players, Aker BioMarine and Neptune Technologies and Bioressources.
The krill wars have resurfaced in a big way with the filing of a patent infringement action before the International Trade Commission by Aker BioMarine against competitor Rimfrost and two of its partners.
Mars recently applied to patent a special single-serve beverage capsule it said would give more consistent dosing and less wastage of functional ingredients – from flavonoids and vitamins to minerals, antioxidants.
The long-running krill oil patent dispute between Canada’s Neptune Technologies & Bioressources and Israel-based Enzymotec Ltd. has come to an end, with the firms signing a final and binding patent infringement settlement and license agreement.
Industry-sponsored academic research leads to innovative patents and licenses, and may not skew science towards inventions that are less accessible and less useful to others, according to a new analysis.
In a new phase of a long-standing krill oil patent dispute, Israel-based Enzymotec Ltd. has backed out of a settlement negotiation with Canada’s Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, both companies confirm. Enzymotec said it halted negotiations after...
The European Patent Office has revoked one of the patents held by krill oil supplier Neptune Technologies & Bioressources. As has become de rigueur in the IP battle among krill companies, the various players disagree about what the action means.
Australia is the site of the latest battle between Neptune and Aker Biomarine. In addition to patent strife between the two krill majors in American courts, Canadian Neptune has now announced that it filed opposition to an Aker patent application earlier...
Neptune Technologies and Bioressources has filed ‘continuation’ applications with the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) it says will allow it to pursue “additional patent claims that should preclude our competitors from selling their krill oil...
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 biggest players in krill oil are at war again - this time over a US patent awarded to Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, which its arch rival argues should never have been granted, and Neptune has immediately moved to enforce in the courts.
Phytopharm ceo Tim Sharpington insists that Hoodia remains an ‘interesting’ functional food ingredient, despite confirming that the firm has returned its production patents to the South African government scientific body it has leased them off since 1995.
UK start-up Phytopharm has turned in a £1.8m (€2.27m) loss for the
six month period to March 31, but is buoyant about its future in
the weight management area that is being backed by food giant
A composition and matter patent granted to Canadian supplier
Neptune Technologies & Bioresources for its omega-3 and
antioxidants boosted krill-based ingredients last year has been
validated by the European Patent Office.
Although Arla Foods halted production of the sweetener tagatose in
2006, the low-calorie, low-GI sugar replacer has not died a death.
Rather Nutrilab sees a strong future and is working up to full
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
An inquiry is under way, it has emerged, in yet another patent
infringement case for the dietary supplement industry. This time
the two parties battling it out are Nutratech and Syntech SSPF
International, over the use of patented...
Burcon NutraScience Corporation has been granted two US patents for
novel uses of its Supertein canola protein as a functional
component in food compositions, bringing the number of patents it
holds for the ingredient up to seven.
Australia's Genetic Technologies (GTG) has bestowed a license to
its non-coding DNA patents to personalised nutrition company
Sciona, which is expected to be the start of a long relationship in
the lifestyle and life-extension...