Cookie “Companies” sued by University and Exclusive Licensee thereof

Infringement suit was filed on September 7th 2011 in Western District of Wisconsin by Brandeis University, USA (Brandeis) along with its exclusive licensee GFA brands (“Plantiffs”), against a dozen of cookie companies including Nestle USA, Inc., The Pillsbury Company, LLC, Keebler Co., Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookie Company, LLC, East Side Ovens, Inc., Murray Biscuit Co. LLC, Voortman Cookies Ltd., Bremner Food Group, Inc., Wessanen U.S.A., Inc., Cookie Specialties, Inc., Topco Associates LLC (collectively “Defendants”) for illegally using a formula that manipulates the balance between good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, providing "significant health improvements". US patent 5,843,497 issued on December... Read More

Technology Transfer/Licensing Opportunity of Crop/Agri Technologies with Syngenta

IIPRD is among the leading Indian IP Consulting Firms focusing on Technology Transfer and Licensing for numerous Indian and Global Corporates and Research Institutes. IIPRD is highly active in the Technology Transfer and Licensing of Patent Backed Technologies/IP’s in the domains of Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology, Telecommunications, Software and Medical Devices among others. Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 26,000 employees in over 90 countries and has a core focus on agri-business committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. Syngenta is looking for innovative technologies in specific grower solutions domain and is interested... Read More

Gevo – Butamax back and forth Ongoing Infringment Lawsuits

It looks like a never ending infringement lawsuits between Gevo Inc. and Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC on IP rights of bio-isobutanol, a well known biofuel. On September 13, 2011, Gevo Inc. was granted two patents by USPTO that involved technologies enabling low-cost, high-yield production of bio-based isobutanol. Gevo's patent 8,017,375 (‘375), "Yeast Organism Producing Isobutanol at a High Yield" focuses on the modification of yeast to produce isobutanol instead of ethanol. Patent 8,017,376 (‘376), "Methods of Increasing Dihydroxy Acid Dehydratase Activity to Improve Production of Fuels, Chemicals, and Amino Acids" covers enzymatic steps on isobutanol production from yeast. Office action... Read More

Practice Pointer Series: Brief on Patenting Diagnostic Methods in India

Patenting of medical methods is prohibited in India according to Section 3 (i) of the Indian Patent Act, which states that “any process for the medicinal, surgical, curative, prophylactic [diagnostic therapeutic] or other treatment of human beings or any process for a similar treatment of animals to render them free of disease or to increase their economic value or that of their products.” This flexibility has been conferred by TRIPS in its Article 27(3) which states that “members may also exclude from patentability diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical methods for the treatment of humans or animals”. Among various medical methods as... Read More

Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, Inc. Vs. Perrigo Co.- Dispute Related to Pharmacokinetic Claim Terms

Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, Inc. Vs. Perrigo Co.- Dispute Related to Pharmacokinetic Claim Terms Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, Inc. (Adams)-“Plaintiff” holds patent 5,372,252 (‘252 patent), which covers an extended release formulation containing guaifenesin (an expectorant used to thin, loosen, and helps expel mucus that causes congestion). Adams markets Mucinex® which is the preferred embodiment of the ’252 patent. Perrigo Co. (Perrigo)-“Defendant” sought FDA approval for a generic version of Adams' product, Mucinex® to market 600 mg guaifenesin extended release tables, with a paragraph IV certification to the ‘252 patent. Adams sued Perrigo for infringement of claims 26, 33, 34, and 39 of... Read More