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Martek patent fight

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Columbia, Md. firm's European patent for its docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) oil blends is revoked in Munich, Germany court proceeding, Martek announces Nov. 12. The firm says it will file an appeal within a matter of days that will automatically reinstate the patent; Martek expects the appeal process to exceed two years. Management believes the patent issue will not impact infant formula sales in the short-term, but could lead to greater competition and decreased sales in Europe if the firm ultimately loses the appeal...





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