Roquette obtains certificate of reexamination from U.S. patent and trademark office.
This certificate confirms the validity of claims from Roquette’s U.S. Patent-for crystalline maltitol. The company holds many patents on polyols and is determined to protect its intellectual property. This is once again recognized. Bruno Quenon, Intellectual Property Director of Roquette commented,
Previously, in January of 2008, Roquette won the patent protection lawsuit in the United States against Yucheng Lujian Biological. This lawsuit prevents the company from importing or selling crystalline maltitol in the United States throughout the life of Roquette’s patent.
In 2010, another lawsuit not only enforced the Court’s earlier decision, but also extended it to Yucheng Lujian Biological’s affiliates. This latest decision added extra protection to Roquette by directing the U.S. customs and border protection agency to deny entry in the United States any dry form of Maltitol from this company or any of its affiliates.