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Ajinomoto Delaware Litigation Heads Toward Victory with Patent Owner's Asserted Claims Found Indefinite In Claim Construction Ruling
Recently Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg for the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware approved and adopted Magistrate Judge Lloret's Markman decision in its entirety, finding Plaintiff Kyowa Hakko Bio Co.'s (KHB) asserted patent claims invalid as indefinite. KHB had asserted infringement of its U.S. Patent RE45,723 allegedly covering an Ajinomoto process for manufacturing glutamic acid commonly used as an additive in food products.
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Oblon obtained a favorable claim-construction result for its client, Ajinomoto Co., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. The underlying opinion determined that patent claims asserted by Kyowa Hakko Bio against Ajinomoto are indefinite.
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