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Federal Circuit Upholds Dietary Supplement Rulings

Law360 (September 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has handed Kemin Foods and Catholic University a partial victory in a patent infringement battle involving a key ingredient used in nutritional supplements.

The court ruled in part against Pigmentos Vegetales del Centro S.A. de C.V. on Tuesday, concluding that Kemin and Catholic’s two patents-in-suit were valid and enforceable.

“On appeal, PIVEG challenges the portions of the court's judgment holding the '714 patent nonobvious, holding both patents enforceable, and awarding costs to Kemin,” the opinion read. “On those...
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