StemCells Fires Back At Neuralstem Over New Patent

Law360, New York (May 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- StemCells Inc. has fired back at Neuralstem Inc. over the rival's claims that StemCells deceived the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in its recent approval of a new patent related to neural stem cell compositions.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based biotechnology firm filed an amended complaint Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California accusing Neuralstem of patent infringement, libel and unfair competition — two days after Neuralstem accused StemCells of concealing material information from the patent office.

The suits center around U.S....
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