Woodbolt's Patent Challenge Tossed In Diet Supplement Case

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 7:21 PM EST) -- A declaratory judgment suit against nutritional supplement maker Natural Alternatives International Inc. that rival Woodbolt Distribution LLC filed shortly before Natural Alternatives sued it for patent infringement was dismissed Wednesday by a federal judge who ruled that it improperly anticipated the patent suit.

Natural Alternatives notified Woodbolt that it intended to file suit in Texas alleging infringement of a patent covering the supplement CarnoSyn if the parties could not reach an agreement. While negotiations were ongoing, Woodbolt filed suit in Delaware alleging the patent is invalid...
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