Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox earned a patent infringement victory for client Sweegen, Inc. regarding a natural non-caloric sweetener used in food and drinks. The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted defendant Sweegen’s motion for Summary Judgment of patent invalidity, holding all claims of both patents invalid for inadequate written description under 35 U.S.C. § 112, and further holding certain claims of each patent invalid for claiming ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The case is PureCircle USA Inc., et al. v. Sweegen, Inc., et al. Read more about the case here. The press release issued by Sweegen regarding this win may be viewed here.
The Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox team representing Sweegen, Inc. was led by Director J.C. Rozendaal and includes: Directors Dennies Varughese, Pharm.D., Deirdre M. Wells, Michael Joffre, Ph.D., Jorge A. Goldstein, Ph.D., Pauline M. Pelletier, Peter A. Jackman, and Marsha Rose Gillentine, Ph.D.; Counsel Anna G. Phillips; and Associates Sasha S. Rao and Adil B. Moghal, Ph.D., and Ryan E. Conkin.