Diet Supplement Maker Says Inventor Peddling Its Product

Law360, Los Angeles (February 13, 2014, 4:29 PM EST) -- The maker of a diet supplement made with a hybrid of the seeds of the bitter melon plant is suing the inventor named on a patent it owns, for using the formula in his own diet products and selling the seeds to other producers, according to a trade secrets and patent infringement suit filed Thursday in Florida federal court.

Inventor William Huggins signed a contract with Nutritional Health Institute Laboratories LLC that gave the company the full rights to his invention, a hybrid of the Momordica...
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