Mannatech Supplement Patent Suit Stays In Texas

Law360, New York (July 27, 2010, 5:26 PM EDT) -- Supplement makers Roex Inc. and VDF Futureceuticals Inc. have lost their bid to transfer to California a suit brought by Mannatech Inc. that accuses them of infringing four patents for using compositions of plant carbohydrates as dietary supplements.

Judge Reed O'Connor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Monday denied the defendants' request to transfer the case to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, ruling that the public and private interest factors did not support the proposed...
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