Naturex Agrees To Stop Violating Mars Flavanol Patents

Law360, New York (October 1, 2010, 7:27 PM EDT) -- Naturex SA has agreed to recognize Mars Inc.’s patents related to cocoa flavanol and polyphenol and will stop making products that infringe them, marking a successful end to Mars’ defense of nine patents used in supplements that may boost coronary health.

On April 13, Mars filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia accusing Naturex, Nutraceutical Corp. and Life Extension Foundation Inc. of infringing the patents.

Mars and Naturex agreed to dismiss the suit on Aug. 6, but Naturex did not...
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