Puritan's Pride Prevails In Tissue Regeneration Patent Brawl

By David Siegel (August 4, 2014, 12:28 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge has handed a win to vitamin and supplement distributor Puritan's Pride Inc., finding that a patent on Osteocaps — a nutritional tissue regeneration supplement — which Connective Licensing LLC had accused Puritan's Pride of infringing, is invalid and cannot be enforced.

In a ruling filed Thursday granting a motion for summary judgment — a decision characterized by attorneys for the defendants as a rare departure from a traditional patent litigation schedule — U.S. District Judge Paul A. Englemayer ruled U.S. Patent Number 6,645,948 is invalid due to failing the "utility requirement," a component of the Patent...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!