CreAgri's Supplement Patent Invalidated For Lack Of Data
By Michael Lipkin
Law360, Los Angeles (December 20, 2013, 4:59 PM ET) -- A California federal judge tossed claims that nutritional supplement company Pinnaclife Inc. infringed competitor CreAgri Inc.’s patents for olive-based, anti-inflammatory supplements, ruling Wednesday that CreAgri didn't know the supplement would reduce inflammation when it filed the patent.
U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh invalidated two patents held by CreAgri, which sells dietary supplements with antioxidants derived from olives. One CreAgri patent, U.S. Patent No. 8,216,599, outlined a method for treating inflammation of the heart, brain and lungs using the compounds, but Judge Koh ruled that the...