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Federal Circuit Affirms Sweet Win for SweeGen in Patent Invalidity Battle

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — On January 2, 2024, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox earned a patent infringement victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for client SweeGen Inc. regarding a natural non-caloric sweetener used in food and drinks. The Federal Circuit affirmed a district court decision granting defendant-appellee SweeGen’s motion for Summary Judgment of patent invalidity, holding all claims of the asserted patents invalid for inadequate written description under 35 U.S.C. § 112, and further holding certain claims 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.

For reference, the Federal Circuit opinion is posted here, and the lower court’s decision is available 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., Peter A. Jackman, Marsha Rose Gillentine, Ph.D., and Anna G. Phillips; Counsel Sasha S. Rao; and Associates Adil B. Moghal, Ph.D., and Ryan E. Conkin, with special assistance provided by Director Jorge A. Goldstein, Ph.D.

About Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Based in Washington, D.C. and renowned for more than four decades for dedication to the protection, transfer, and enforcement of intellectual property rights, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is one of the most highly regarded intellectual property specialty law firms in the world. Its team of attorneys, registered patent agents, students, and technical specialists include some of the country’s most respected practitioners of IP law tackling innovations across a broad spectrum of industries. The firm’s practitioners hold over 50 masters and over 60 doctorate degrees in science or engineering and represent Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups, inventors, venture capital firms, and universities in a client service driven environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating. Visit the firm online at sternekessler.com.

SOURCE Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Originally published at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/federal-circuit-affirms-sweet-win-for-sweegen-in-patent-invalidity-battle-302027556.html
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