Celebrity Doctor Prevails In Skin Care Case

Law360, New York (December 21, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court decision that deemed invalid several skincare patents, in a case that pitted a celebrity doctor and best-selling author against a pharmaceutical corporation.

A panel of three judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned a previous ruling that invalidated two patents held by Dr. Nicholas Perricone, a frequent guest at TV talk shows who parlayed diet and anti-ageing advice into a $50 million skin-care empire with a flagship store on New York’s Madison...
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