PISCATAWAY, N.J., November 27, 2006 - Sabinsa Corporation announced today that it has taken legal action against DNP International, Inc. in the United States District Court in New Jersey for infringement of Sabinsa's patents governing the use of BioPerine(R), a black pepper extract, U.S. Patent No. 5,972,382, and ForsLean(R), a Coleus forskohlii extract, U.S. Patent No. 5,804,596.
Sabinsa has alleged in its complaint that DNP has been unlawfully marketing and distributing piperine and Coleus forskohlii for uses that Sabinsa researched and patented in the late-1990's. Sabinsa will continue to vigorously enforce its intellectual property rights to stop unlawful activities, including those alleged to have been committed by DNP.
"Sabinsa is a pioneering company that is committed to the innovation of new products. The company is able to further its commitment by protecting these innovative products through obtaining patents,"
stated Dr. Muhammed Majeed, founder and CEO, Sabinsa Corporation.
"Unfortunately, a few companies unlawfully use our patent-protected work and ignore Sabinsa's intellectual property rights, leaving us with no alternative but to take legal action."
Sabinsa Corporation will continue to pursue all legal remedies available to protect its intellectual property.
"We invest significant amounts of money each year into research to develop products that can be safely and confidently used by the nutritional supplement industry. Intellectual property allows us to bring the fruits of this research to the marketplace," added Majeed.
Sabinsa Corporation, founded in 1988, is a manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals. Sabinsa's mission is to provide alternative and
complementary natural products for human nutrition and well-being.
Over the past nine years, Sabinsa has brought to market more than 50 standardized botanical extracts and privately funded several clinical studies in conjunction with prestigious institutions in support of these products. With more than 100 scientists working full time conducting ongoing research both in India and the United States, Sabinsa continues to develop and patent phytonutrients for the world market. All products intended for human consumption are certified Kosher. For more information visit www.sabinsa.com.
* Bioperine(R) is a Registered Trademark and a product of Sabinsa Corporation, and its use is protected under U.S. Patent Nos.
5,536,506; 5,744,161; 5,972,382; 6,054,585, and International Patents and Patents Pending.
* ForsLean(R) is a Registered Trademark and a product of Sabinsa Corporation, and its use is protected under U.S. Patent No. 5,804,596 and International Patents and Patents Pending.