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December 2014 Issue
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December 10, 2014
Noway-based NattoPharma ASA has been granted a new Canadian patent (no. 2,657,748: “Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Products Comprising Vitamin K2”). The patent covers pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products providing vitamin K2 in com…  Read More »
October 27, 2014
NattoPharma, Oslo, Norway, has been approved and patented for a continuation for the current patent (no. 8,354,129: “Vitamin K2 Containing Food product”). The original patent was approved in January 2013, but has been further st…  Read More »
October 1, 2014
Lonza has been awarded a new patent for the ability of its ResistAid larch arabinogalactan, when administered with a vaccine, to enhance the adaptive immune response. The patent, No. US 8,784,844 B2, entails arabinogalactan’s ability to elicit…  Read More »
July 23, 2014
McCord Research, Inc., Coralville, IA, was recently granted a U.S. patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,765,794) for a process to treat skin wounds characterized by the partial or full thickness loss of skin. The patent includes protection and treatment of…  Read More »
July 1, 2014
Valensa International, an early pioneer in the production of chia omega-3 oil and chia flour has been granted a series of patents on its chia production technology and proprietary chia-based products. U.S. Patent 8,586,104 covers a method of manufact…  Read More »
May 12, 2014
Sabinsa, East Windsor, NJ, has received four new patents, bringing the company’s portfolio of patents to 91 internationally. The new patents include: An Australian patent for the proprietary process technology behind the…  Read More »
May 1, 2014
The issuance of patent #US 8,697,055 B2 protects the use of all Bacillus coagulans probiotic strains such as GanedenBC30, in coffee, tea and cereal applications.   Bacillus coagulans probiotics that have the ab…  Read More »
April 3, 2014
Guiding Stars, Portland, ME, an independent nutrition guidance program, has received U.S. Patent No. 8,626,796 for its food nutrition database and operating system that is used to score and present nutrition information for food products.…  Read More »
February 28, 2014
DSM’s patent application for Maxilact lactase, which is free from arylsulfatase, has been granted in Europe. Maxilact enables dairy producers to formulate lactose-free dairy products without any off-flavors. The patent relates to a…  Read More »
February 13, 2014
Glanbia Nutritionals Ireland has been granted United States Patent Number 8,637,102, titled “Acidified whey protein compositions and methods for making them.” The patent relates to acidified whey proteins with desirable organoleptic and f…  Read More »
February 13, 2014
Sabinsa Corporation, East Windsor, NJ, and its sister company Sami Labs have received a number of new patents, bringing the company’s patent portfolio to 87.    The new patents include: Hong Kong pa…  Read More »
February 10, 2014
Sweet Green Fields (SGF), Bellingham, WA, was granted a product patent (regardless of manufacturing process) by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) for Rebaudioside A (Reb A) products greater than 98.6% purity.   “…  Read More »
January 6, 2014
NutraGenesis, LLC, Brattleboro, VT, has been issued U.S. Patent 8,597,697 for its composition of beta glucan and Ashwagandha by the United States Patent and Trademark office. Covered under the patent is the company’s WellBody 365 nutraceut…  Read More »
January 2, 2014
In a lawsuit from CreAgri Inc. arguing that Pinnaclife Inc. infringed upon its patents for olive-based anti-inflammatory supplements, U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh ended up throwing out the case and overturning both of CreAgri’s patents.…  Read More »
December 27, 2013
Leahy Orchards, Abbotsford BC, Canada, has been issued U.S. Patent 8,551,554 for the methods of making and uses of apple peel powder. Leahy Orchards is the parent company to AppleActives, whose all-natural ingredient AppleActiv is an o…  Read More »

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