MSM Investments Settles Patent Infringement Suits
PORTLAND, Ore.--MSM Investments Co. reached settlements with Stryka Botanics Co. in Belle Mead, N.J., and Nutratech Inc. in Fairfield, N.J., over patent infringement suits MSM Investments had filed. Under terms of the settlements, Nutratech and Stryka agreed to acquire MSM only from sources licensed by MSM Investments, as long as the patents at issue in the lawsuit remained in force. Among the U.S. patents involved are 4,514,421; 4,559,329; 4,914,135; and 4,973,605.
According to Robert Herschler, manager of MSM Investments, the company intends to further pursue other companies purchasing unlicensed product, particularly from foreign sources, which he said is not manufactured to the same quality standards as licensed MSM made in the United States.