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DNP Announces Dismissal of Natural Alternatives Patent Infringement Lawsuit
DNP International Co, Inc. announced that on June 22, 2011, Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware issued a ruling granting in its entirety DNP’s motion for dismissal of all claims...
The court’s action follows its claim construction order in DNP’s favor issued on May 31, 2011 . All but one of Natural Alternatives’
“Many of Natural Alternatives’
In addition, during the claim construction hearing held on May 15, 2011, Natural Alternatives conceded that certain prior art would invalidate its patents if DNP’s proposed constructions were adopted. Following the rulings, the court dismissed all claims made by Natural Alternatives and Compound Solutions, while DNP will remain free to pursue its invalidity claims against Natural Alternatives.
In light of the dismissal, DNP has reassured its customers that it will continue to provide Beta Alanine in quality and quantity, based on its selective partnerships with manufacturers in China with a total monthly capacity of over 200MT (metric tons). DNP announced that it is confident that the patents and asserted claims are invalid and would take all steps to vigorously defend itself and the interests of its customers against illegitimate patent claims.
“This decision vindicates our long-held position that DNP has not in any way infringed Natural Alternatives’