"For Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, a patent invalidity ruling has probably never tasted as sweet.
The firm guided Orange County, California-based Sweegen Inc. to a summary judgment win Tuesday, knocking out patents on sweeteners made from the Stevia rebaudiana plant. Senior U.S. District Judge James Selna ruled that patent claims from competitor PureCircle Sdn Bhd failed to satisfy patent eligibility and written description requirements."
Directors J.C. Rozendaal, Dennies Varughese, Pharm.D., Deirdre M. Wells, Michael Joffre, Ph.D., and Jorge A. Goldstein, Ph.D. were mentioned as Sweegen's representation in the article "Tastes Like Invalidity—Judge Knocks Out Sweetener Patents, Despite PTAB Ruling," published by The Recorder. The team also includes Directors Pauline M. Pelletier, Peter A. Jackman, and Marsha Rose Gillentine, Ph.D.; Counsel Anna G. Phillips; and Associates Sasha S. Rao, Adil B. Moghal, Ph.D., and Ryan E. Conkin.