India's OmniActive Must Face US Patent Suit: Court

Law360, New York (August 3, 2009, 6:36 PM EDT) -- India-based OmniActive Health Technologies Private Ltd. has lost a bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the company and its U.S. affiliate of infringing a patent for a key ingredient used in nutritional supplements.

Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on Thursday rejected the company's argument on personal jurisdiction after finding OmniActive and its U.S. affiliate were “two sides to the same coin.”

Kemin Foods LC and Catholic University of America, owner of the patent-in-suit, have accused...
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