Elysium Gets Dartmouth Vitamin B3 Patents Axed Under Alice
By Britain Eakin (September 21, 2021, 9:59 PM EDT) -- Dietary supplement outfit Elysium Health scored a win when a Delaware federal judge ruled Tuesday that two Dartmouth College patents on vitamin B3 the company is accused of infringing are directed to a natural product and therefore invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice decision.
U.S. Chief District Judge Colm F. Connolly's opinion said the patents are directed to a naturally occurring form of vitamin B3 found in cow's milk and rejected an argument from Dartmouth and ChromaDex Inc., which licenses the patents, that the patent claims are nonetheless eligible under Alice. Judge Connolly's ruling came on the same day that a...
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