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Iovate Health Sci., Inc. v. Bio-Engineered Supplements & Nutrition, Inc., No. 09-1018

By FindLaw Staff on November 19, 2009 1:10 PM

In a patent case involving nutritional supplements containing a ketoacid and an amino acid to enhance muscle performance or recovery from fatigue, summary judgment holding certain of plaintiff's patent claims invalid as anticipated is affirmed as the Professional Protein advertisement constitutes an anticipatory printed publication under section 102(b) that invalidates the asserted claims of the patent as: 1) the ad discloses each and every claim limitation as a matter of law; and 2) a person of skill in the art, combining his or her knowledge of the art with the advertisement's suggestions, would have considered the advertisements to be enabled.      

Read Iovate Health Sci., Inc. v. Bio-Engineered Supplements & Nutrition, Inc., No. 09-1018

Appellate Information

Appeal from:  United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Decided November 19, 2009

Judges

Before:  Lourie, Mayer, and Prost, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Circuit Judge Lourie

Counsel

For Appellant:   Charles A. Weiss, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, New York, New York

For Appellee:  Philip D. Segrest, Jr., Husch Blackwell Sanders Welsh & Katz, Chicago, Illinois

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