what is happenning with Thermolife?
- 10-15-2013, 03:00 PM
- 10-15-2013, 03:16 PM
No they are working on big things. Expect awesomeness soon.
I've been privileged to a little peek behind the curtains and it is impressive to say the least.
- 10-15-2013, 06:10 PM
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10-15-2013, 07:39 PM
They run the patent business now
Hide yo kids
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10-15-2013, 09:42 PM
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10-15-2013, 11:14 PM
RK makes more from his patents than he ever did from his supplements.
10-15-2013, 11:31 PM
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10-16-2013, 09:42 PM
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10-16-2013, 11:20 PM
You can still buy their products off their main page, but from the forums it seems they're cracking down on nitrate patent infringements.
10-17-2013, 12:43 AM
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10-18-2013, 06:37 AM
How are nitrates, DAA, "innovative"?? They were both on the market LONG before they ever go their hands on them.
10-18-2013, 07:36 AM
10-18-2013, 08:20 AM
Has anyone seen this? At least this helps the consumer a bit!
Cantor Colburn LLP Wins Summary Judgment for a Host of Nutritional Supplement Defendants
Monday, October 14, 2013
Plaintiff has filed more than 100 patent infringements suits in past year
A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California invalidated a nutritional supplement patent held by Plaintiff Thermolife International LLC and granted summary judgment to a host of Defendants. Thermolife has filed more than 100 patent infringement suits concerning such supplements in various jurisdictions since 2012. Cantor Colburn partner Jeffery B. Arnold, who specializes in pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement litigation and intellectual property protection, coordinateda joint defense effort among several of the defendants, resulting in a cost-effective defense for the respective clients. Cantor Colburn Partner and Litigation Practice Co-Chair William J. Cass argued the case on behalf of the defendants in the proceeding.
“Our goal was to expedite a motion schedule without protracted discovery,” said Arnold, “which we were able to accomplish."
U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess found U.S. Patent Number 8,202,908 invalid and granted summary judgment to a host of Defendants, including Bio-Engineered Supplements and Nutrition Inc.; Bronson Laboratories Inc.; Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Infinite Labs LLC; Lecheek LLC; Maximum Human Performance LLC; Muscle Warfare Inc.; Nutrex Research Inc; Pharmafreak Holdings Inc.; Purus Labs Inc.; Reaction Nutrition LLC; SNI LLC; Lone Star Distribution, Inc.; All Star Health; Redefine Nutrition LLC; S A N Nutrition Group; GNC Corporation; General Nutrition Centers Inc.; General Nutrition Corporation; Kilosports Inc.; DNA Sports Nutrition; Nutrition Zone Worldwide Inc.; and Nutraplanet.
Judge Feess' ruling ends 12 months of litigation between the parties. Thermolife sued several of the defendants in October, 2012, but the case was dismissed without prejudice for violation of the American Invents Act (AIA). Thereafter, Thermolife filed several individual actions, which were subsequently consolidated for discovery by Judge Feess. Thermolife claimed defendants’ respective products containing violated the two method claims of the ‘908 patent, entitled “ Supplement.” The claims of the ‘908 patent are directed to a method of increasing male testosterone, growth hormone and/or insulin-like growth factor by orally ingesting a compound.
Defendants filed for summary judgment in July, arguing that the ‘908 patent was anticipated by an Italian patent application made publically available one year and two weeks before the earliest priority date. Thermolife asserted that the publication was not “published” nor publically available until after the one-year priority date. Judge Feess agreed with defendants and declared the ‘908 as anticipated by the reference.
Lecheek LLC; Maximum Human Performance LLC; Purus Labs Inc; Reaction Nutrition LLC; Lone Star Distribution; All Star Health; Redefine Nutrition LLC; and Nutraplanet are represented by Cantor Colburn LLP.
“This was a team effort by the defendants and their counsel to stand up to a vexatious litigant,” said Cass.
The case is ThermoLife International LLC v. Better Body Sports LLC et al., case 2:12-cv-09229-GAF-FFM, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
About Cantor Colburn LLP
Cantor Colburn is one of the largest, full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, with growing offices in Hartford, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, and Detroit. The attorneys in Cantor Colburn’s litigation practice have extensive and diverse experience in intellectual property, commercial, and business litigation cases. In recent rankings, Cantor Colburn was ranked 7th in the country for issued U.S. Patents and 24th for registered U.S. Trademarks. As well, the firm has extensive practice in other intellectual property areas, such as validity and infringement opinions, reexaminations, interferences, licensing, due diligence regarding acquisitions and divestitures, and technology transfer agreements. The firm’s clients are among the leading companies in the United States and around the world, including Fortune 100 companies, privately-held companies, select high tech start-ups, and universities. For more information, go to www.cantorcolburn.com.
10-18-2013, 09:29 AM
Ain't nobody got time for dat
"Train like a animal, think like a human"-RTS
10-18-2013, 02:35 PM
My guess is that he settles out of court by threatening smaller supp companies. Very few can withstand litigation prices
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10-18-2013, 08:35 PM
Potassium nitrate is an atomic nitrate salt, and was not used for the purposes covered by the patent, nor was it on the supplement market until recently.
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10-18-2013, 09:18 PM
So your saying that the companies buying from China couldn't/wouldn't decide to test for themselves and to make sure their product is legit? In your scenario there is only 2 possible outcomes. Buy bunk Chinese or buy from RK.
1. So your inferring that not one Chinese source is legit
2. If brought to enough manufacturers attention, they would not improve the quality of their product.
While the first might be possible, I don't think the second is. If the bottom fell out of creatine nitrate sales because of quality, I am sure the problem would get fixed.
10-18-2013, 09:24 PM
RK has literally done nothing wrong. When apple or samsung develop technology, they patent it to protect it. Its the same for every big company out there.
Its jus that at the moment, people are using their patented products without consent, hence why TL is enforcing those ATM
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