Fed. Circ. Says Ads Invalidated Supplement Patent

Law360, New York (November 19, 2009, 6:31 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court on Thursday struck down infringement claims for a bodybuilding supplement patent held by Iovate Health Sciences Inc. and the University of Florida Research Foundation, ruling that certain fitness magazine ads describing the product had rendered the patent obvious.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's decision affirmed a previous ruling from the U.S. District Court for the East District of Texas dismissing patent licensee Iovate and assignee University of Florida Research Foundation's infringement claims over the supplement patent brought against...
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