US Co-Owned Patent Not Immune To Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (May 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Nutritional research company KGK Synergize Inc. cannot use the U.S. government's co-ownership of a patent related to heart health supplements to sidestep a determination of infringement or validity in a suit filed against it by former licensee SourceOne Global Partners LLC, a judge has ruled.

Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Wednesday allowed the suit to continue on all claims, ruling that he would not allow KGK to “retreat behind the government's cloak of immunity...
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