Carlson Laboratories and Metagenics Announce Dismissal of Patent Infringement and Unfair Competition Suit

Nordic Naturals, Inc, 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. Each party agreed to bear its own attorneys' fees and costs.

About Carlson Laboratories
Carlson Laboratories became a primary force in bringing fish oil products to North America in 1982 when it introduced salmon oil into the marketplace. Since then the Carlson line of fish oil products have been extensively expanding and include internationally award-winning products. The family
owned and operated company has been in the businesses for over 40 years. Look for the high quality nutritional supplements in health food stores or on the web at

About Metagenics
Metagenics, Inc. is a life sciences company and leading developer and manufacturer of science-based nutraceuticals and medical foods sold to healthcare practitioners worldwide. It is headquartered in San Clemente, Calif. with manufacturing and research facilities located in Gig Harbor, Wash. Metagenics holds multiple proprietary formula patents and produces over 400 research-based products to optimize health. The company demonstrates its commitment to purity and quality through its certifications
for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) from the NPA, NSF International, and TGA. For more information about Metagenics, please visit the company's Web site at

William Gaede of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP represented Carlson Laboratories and Metagenics. For further information on the suit, please direct inquiries to William Gaede of McDermott, Will & Emery at 1.650.813.5000.

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