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SkinMedica Sues Histogen Over Anti-Aging Patent

Law360 (May 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- SkinMedica Inc. has hit rival skin-care company Histogen Inc. with a patent infringement lawsuit over the technology used in its NouriCel line of anti-aging products.

SkinMedica filed a first amended complaint on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California to block Histogen from marketing upcoming Regenica skin-care products, which it claims infringe its patents.

The patent at-issue in the lawsuit was acquired by SkinMedica through a 2003 intellectual property asset purchase agreement with Advanced Tissue Sciences, the former president of which...
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