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...

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