lmao you people are clueless. Ron Kramer is nutjob and this suit will be dropped by default when TL loses that fluke of a patent (which Gaspari Nutrition is challenging, litigation in process). He can barely keep his own supplement company afloat- every product is either discontinued or backordered.
Nutjob he may be but he owns the patent. That puts Musclepharm and any other company that willfully or even unknowingly infringes on the patent in a very bad position. As far as challenging the patent - that's a long, expensive, time consuming process that rarely ever invalidates a patent.
Looks like you are the clueless one.
With all due respect coach you are completely wrong. Thermolife's patent on creatine nitrite covers blending it with other ingredients. By all means read the actual patent yourself (U.S. Patent 7,777,074). It explains this in detail.
When companies patents a novel ingredient they cover every possible use imaginable in their patents. Thermolife did this.
The only possible out for Musclepharm would be for them to show that creatine nitrite was used for building muscle BEFORE the patent was applied for. This would void the patent.
As far as using it in a steak sause - that use would not be for muscle building purposes and would not violate the patent. Now if if you marketed your steak sause as a muscle builder then it would violate the patent regardless of how many ingredients was in the sause.
As far as the pizza analogy - that's not patentable.
I have a question, my guess is MP is buying their raw materials from some where and then MP mixes them together to make their total formula. So the question is where are they getting their raw materials from. This person suing should go after the source not the end user which is MP.
That's my thought at least, but I am not a scientist or lawyer.
Its too bad Musclepharm was NOT even selling their "creatine" in 2010... this will never hold up.. do some research and quit trying to bring the positive shareholders down. It states on line 14 of page 5 the allegations are directed towards Musclepharm's creatine product in 2010... maybe you should read the document next time and stop posting about blog titles... dumb@$$
Hey idiot - read my post. Musclepharm is getting sued - again. Answer me - are they getting sued? Blog titles? You'r an idiot. Follow the link - it's the actual filed lawsuit.
As far as the validity, a court will decide that after hundreds of thousands of $$$ in legal fees.
Here's a fact, if the are using creatine nitrite in any of their products they are infringing on the patent regardless of the date listed in the complaint. Typos are in complaints all the time. It means nothing. ever hear of amending a complaint?