Pharmas Spar Over Plant-Based Mood Enhancer

Law360, New York (August 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Unigen Pharmaceuticals Inc., which develops natural, plant-derived products, has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of infringing a patent and a trademark on the ingredient Seroctin.

In a complaint filed Thursday with the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Seroctin Research & Technologies Inc. alleged that Unigen and its affiliate Univera Life Sciences broke a license and exclusive supply agreement between the parties.

They then allegedly violated the patent and the trademark by continuing to sell Seroctin, which is supposed to improve sleep,...
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