LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoLife International, LLC announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Intent to Issue Ex Parte Reexamination Certificates for Patent No. 9,180,140, which is exclusively licensed by ThermoLife from HeartBeet Ltd. The Patent's claims generally pertain to reducing oxygen consumption and enhancing physical performance of humans by taking nitrates, and is part of ThermoLife's broader patent portfolio consisting of hundreds of claims pertaining to amino acid/nitrates and their compounds, compositions, and uses. The nitrate-related inventions owned and licensed by ThermoLife are based on groundbreaking recognitions regarding the benefits of supplementing the diet with nitrates, particularly to increase athletic performance, and have contributed to the popularity of nitrates in the sports nutrition industry. ThermoLife has licensed its patented technology to some of the largest sports nutrition companies in the United States. The favorable outcome in this reexamination proceeding will result in even stronger claims and further fortify ThermoLife's position and leading role in the industry.
The Patent Office's recognition of the patentability of these patent claims will allow ThermoLife to continue its patent enforcement actions, including those that have been stayed as a result of reexaminations, including those against Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Neogenis/HumanN, and MusclePharm. As stated by ThermoLife's owner, Ron Kramer, "ThermoLife consistently has believed that these patent claims were valid all along, and the outcome of the reexamination proceeding has now underscored this."
ThermoLife intends to vigorously enforce its intellectual property rights through litigation against any company that sells infringing products without a license. Although always willing to reach a fair resolution, ThermoLife will not tolerate infringement of its patents. Accordingly, ThermoLife's legal team will continue to contact the manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of infringing products and taking any necessary actions to protect its rights.
Companies wishing to inquire about licensing or sublicensing opportunities, or any manufacturers, distributors and retailers who would like to confirm whether a particular nitrate-containing product has a license from ThermoLife, should contact Ron Kramer of ThermoLife, at email@example.com.
About ThermoLife International, LLC
Founded in 1998, ThermoLife is a world leader in patented ingredients and technology for use in dietary supplements, specializing in nitrate technology. ThermoLife has a global patent portfolio of 27 patents spanning more than 25 countries including more than 450 issued claims related to the use of nitrates in dietary supplements. ThermoLife collaborates with leading manufacturers in the sports nutrition and supplement industry to offer superior patent-protected products to end users. For more information about ThermoLife and its patents, please contact Ron Kramer of ThermoLife, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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