The high cost and opaque process of securing patents can be daunting for cash-strapped startups, but the CEO of the home hydroponic growing system GroPod advises entrepreneurs not give into the temptation to skip or delay this step until after fundraising.
A Chicago-based inventor who claims Heinz ripped off his patented idea for a flexible condiment package dubbed the ‘CondiCup’ in its ‘Dip & Squeeze’ product has lost his latest legal battle against the CPG giant (now called Kraft Heinz).
Microalgae specialist Solazyme says it has secured a “clear and complete victory” over its former French business partner Roquette in a legal dispute over intellectual property rights following the 2013 collapse of their joint venture Solazyme Roquette...
Canadian plant protein pioneer Burcon has received a notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office that a composition of matter patent application over its CLARISOY soy-based protein - which is licensed to ADM - will proceed to grant as...
Adding low levels of red and black pigments to chocolate prior to aeration can prevent aerated chocolate from getting lighter and potentially putting off consumers, according to a patent filed by Unilever.
Diageo has filed patents in a range of nations detailing a formulation process for alcoholic cocktails, sold in bottles at ambient temperatures then frozen by consumers to form a ready-to-serve pourable slush.
The biggest players in krill oil are at war again - this time over a US patent awarded to Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, which its arch rival argues should never have been granted, and Neptune has immediately moved to enforce in the courts.
A US District Court has ruled that no dry form of maltitol from Yucheng Lujian Biological Co. or its associated companies may enter the US, in the latest chapter of a patent dispute filed by French firm Roquette.
Canadian functional protein developer, Burcon NutraScience Corporation, has taken another step to commercializing its canola protein extracts by filing for GRAS (generally recognized as safe) with the Food and Drug Administration.
BioPlus Life Sciences has become the latest sucralose manufacturer to put itself forward as an alternative sucralose supplier, as it joins with Mays Chemical Company for US distribution of the sweetener.
Ocean Spray claims that a federal judge has ruled to allow an independent inspector to check whether rival cranberry company Decas has infringed its patents for producing sweetened dried cranberries (SDC).
Tate & Lyle is still hoping that the International Trade Commission (ITC) will rule that a number of sucralose manufacturers and distributors have infringed its patents, as its final determination was pushed back to March 25.
UK start-up Phytopharm has turned in a £1.8m (€2.27m) loss for the
six month period to March 31, but is buoyant about its future in
the weight management area that is being backed by food giant
Developing an open innovation program that works takes tenacity on
the part of a food manufacturer, and serendipity will always have a
part to play, says the head of General Mill's Worldwide Innovation
Senomyx has announced a two-year extension to its collaborative
research and license agreement with food and beverage giant Nestle,
focusing on developing new flavor ingredients for use in
dehydrated, culinary and frozen foods.
A composition and matter patent granted to Canadian supplier
Neptune Technologies & Bioresources for its omega-3 and
antioxidants boosted krill-based ingredients last year has been
validated by the European Patent Office.
Although Arla Foods halted production of the sweetener tagatose in
2006, the low-calorie, low-GI sugar replacer has not died a death.
Rather Nutrilab sees a strong future and is working up to full