Watsonville, CA (June 9, 2008) Nordic Naturals, Inc., and J.R. Carlson Laboratories, and Metagenics, Inc. announced today that they have agreed to dismiss the patent infringement suit entitled Nordic Naturals, Inc. v. J.R. Carlson Laboratories, Inc., and Metagenics, Inc., filed by Nordic Naturals on May 2, 2007 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Under the terms of the stipulated dismissal, Nordic Naturals' claims for patent infringement and unfair competition under the Lanham Act were dismissed with prejudice. Carlson Laboratories' and Metagenics' declaratory relief claims for non-infringement were dismissed with prejudice, and their affirmative defenses and declaratory relief claims for invalidity were dismissed without prejudice.
Nordic Naturals is the leader in omega-3 fish oils and EFA blends with exceptional taste, freshness, and purity levels and the company has over 80 different fish oil products, including liquids, soft gels, and children's chewables. Having received many awards for taste and quality, Nordic Naturals scored highest in Norwegian quality tests coordinated by the Norwegian magazine “Mat og Helse” in the areas of freshness, purity and concentration. Also, the company was recently named the “Top-Rated Supplement Brand” by the 2008 ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin and Supplement Users, receiving two recognitions, #1 Rated Health Food Store Brand for Consumer Satisfaction and #1 Rated Overall Brand for Consumer Satisfaction throughout 8 different distribution channels. For information, visit www.nordicnaturals.com or call 800.662.2544.