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Bariatrix lawsuits

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Canadian nutritional bar manufacturer has filed separate lawsuits alleging Rexall Sundown, Elan Nutrition "have been and still are infringing" on Bariatrix' patent covering nutritional, confectionery bars that are high in protein. Filed in Burlington, Vt. federal court, suits claim Bariatrix has met with both firms to no avail. "Although the parties discussed the possibility of Rexall's entering into an appropriate license agreement with Bariatrix with respect to the '929 patent, such an agreement ultimately was not consummated," complaint claims. Firm seeks "preliminary and permanent injunction" against Rexall, Elan, as well as "award of damages in favor of Bariatrix...sufficient to compensate" for the patent infringement. Bars in question include Elan's Promax, Rexall's Met-Rx, Carb Solutions, Pure Protein...

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