Neptune and Enzymotec recently received positive news regarding patents, while Sabinsa was honored by a visit from Minister Shripad Yasso Naik and the American Botanical Council (ABC) published its 6,000th HerbClip publication.
Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. received confirmation on the validity of certain claims on its ‘351 Patent (U.S Patent No. 8,278,351). The positive decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) triggered the payment of ongoing royalties to Neptune by Aker Biomarine and Enzymotec. As part of settlement and license agreements established in December, 2013, and April, 2014, with Aker and Enzymotec respectively, royalty levels in the United States depended on the outcome of the USPTO’s reexamination of certain claims in Neptune’s ‘351 patent.
Enzymotec Ltd. was granted patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and by IP Australia. The newly granted patents cover certain phospholipid compositions which include long chain poly-unsaturated fatty acids and are relevant for several of Enzymotec's products such as Krill oil and other omega 3 products. Enzymotec's patents are like master patents in that they cover wide variety of phospholipid based compositions that include long chain poly-unsaturated fatty acids, and are pertinent to a number of Enzymotec's products, such as the K•REAL® krill oil products and additional advanced phospholipid products.
Sabinsa Corporation’s sister company Sami Labs Limited (Bangalore, India) was honored with a visit by Minister Shripad Yasso Naik, a prominent member of Parliament. Minister Naik was appointed last November by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Minister for Ayush, established to promote Yoga and Ayurveda, India’s traditional health and wellness modalities. Sabinsa / Sami founder Muhammed Majeed, while briefing the minister on the history of Sabinsa / Sami group’s ingredients and formulations offered by the company, expressed his concern for the Ayurvedic medicinal plants, which are in danger of extinction from overharvesting in various parts of the country as popularity of Indian herbs has grown world-wide.
ABC published its 6,000th HerbClip™ on April 15, 2015. An essential resource for scientists, researchers, health professionals, and others, HerbClips are two- to three-page summaries and critical reviews of scientific journal articles covering medicinal plant-related human clinical research, analytical methods, regulatory data, market information, ethnobotanical reviews, conservation and sustainability studies, and much more. HerbClip summaries and reviews are typically focused on the growing body of human clinical trials for herbs and phytomedicinal products, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses of such clinical trials. These articles are drawn from a wide variety of peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals, as well as occasional monographs, government documents, special reports, trade journals, and news articles. In addition to summarizing the original article, HerbClips often include insights, perspectives, criticism and links to other articles or resources.