Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
Applied Food Sciences, Inc. has favorably concluded a patent dispute with Hangover Joe's Products, LLC , the former marketers of Hangover Joe's Get Up & Go™ hangover recovery shot. The Agreed Final Judgment according to court documents entered by Honorable U.S. District Judge Ron Clark in the case enjoined Hangover Joe's Products, LLC , Hangover Joe's Joint Venture, Hangover Joe's, Inc. and Hangover Joe's Holding Corporation from making, using, selling, offering for sale, and/or importing in or to the United States, without the written consent or other authorization from Applied Food Sciences, Inc. products that fall within the scope of Applied Food Sciences' U.S. Patent No. 7,662,863. The judgment also ordered Hangover Joe's Products, LLC to pay funds to Applied Food Sciences.
Applied Food Sciences, Inc. brought the underlying lawsuit, case 1:11-cv-00391, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against the former marketer of Hangover Joe's Get Up & Go™ hangover recovery shot, stating they were allegedly infringing its patent for the use of glucarate and its derivatives such as glucuronolactone, a popular ingredient in energy drinks, for the reduction of negative symptoms associated with alcohol ingestion. U.S. Patent No. 7,662,863.
“This is the second case that we have favorably brought to conclusion in an effort to defend our patent. This judgment further validates the value of our technology and demonstrates that we will vigorously enforce our rights under the patent. We realize that the recovery beverage category is rapidly growing and we are interested in partnering with other marketers of recovery products but we want them to properly license our technology if they want to make claims related to alcohol consumption," said Loretta M. Zapp, Applied Food Sciences, Inc.'s CEO.
Applied Food Sciences, Inc.'s patent covers several ingredients and products, including their own product, GTOX® Hangover Shot which is specifically formulated for preventing and recovering from hangovers. Austin, Texas-based Applied Food Sciences is a health and wellness organization that specializes in providing nutritional solutions for the food, beverage and supplement industries. For more information visit website gtoxnow.com, http://www.appliedfoods.com or call 1-800-345-9666.