Neptune Technologies & Bioressources announced that on November 9, it filed a Notice of Opposition in Australia against Aker Biomarine ASA's patent application no. AU2008291978 entitled "New Method for Making Krill Meal". Neptune opposes the acceptance of Aker's patent by the Australian Patent Office because it has evidence that the invention claimed in the application is neither new nor inventive. Neptune will present clear disclosures in printed publications and patents, published years before Aker`s patent, that teach exactly what Aker claims in its patent application and serve as strong prior art against Aker's patent.
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