Celebrity Doctor Perricone's Patents Invalidated

Law360, New York (March 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge ruled on Thursday that several skin-care patents held by celebrity doctor and best-selling author Nicholas Perricone are invalid, wrapping up Perricone's almost-decade-long case against Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp.

Dr. Nicholas Perricone, a frequent TV talk show guest who parlayed diet and anti-aging advice into a $50 million skin-care empire with a flagship store on New York’s Madison Avenue, sued Medicis in 1999, alleging that one of the company's product lines infringed two of his patents. The patents described Perricone's own skin cream, which he...
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