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Nordic files patent infringement/false ads suit

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Watsonville, Calif.-based Nordic Naturals files suit May 4 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern California against Arlington Heights, Ill.-based J.R. Carlson Laboratories and San Clemente, Calif.-based Metagenics, alleging lemon-flavored fish oil capsules sold by both companies infringes on two of three method-of-manufacture patents covering its proprietary fruit flavored omega-3 and related softgel capsules. The suit also charges the companies with falsely marketing their products as flavored capsules. Nordic Founder and CEO Joar Opheim told "The Tan Sheet:" "We believe that there was sufficient basis to file suit. We feel that a line has been crossed so we took action to protect our legal rights." The parties are scheduled to meet at the court in August regarding the lawsuit, Opheim said. Carlson and Metagenics have not responded to the suit...

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