Mannatech Sues Rivals Over Diet Supplement Patents

Law360, New York (July 16, 2009, 4:37 PM EDT) -- Nutritional supplements maker Mannatech Inc. has sued two competitors for allegedly infringing its patents for using compositions of plant carbohydrates as dietary supplements.

In a complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Mannatech claims that Boston Mountain Laboratories Inc. and Green Life LLC make and sell dietary supplements that embody the inventions claimed in five of Mannatech's patents.

Issued between 2005 and 2007, each of the patents-in-suit is titled “Compositions of plant carbohydrates as dietary supplements,” and generally describe...
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