LOS ANGELES – A Westlake Village dietary supplement provider alleges two of its patents have been infringed.
Health Sciences LLC filed a complaint on Feb. 24 in the U.S. District
Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against
United Natural Foods West Inc. and United Natural Foods East Inc.
alleging patent infringement.
According to the complaint, the
plaintiff is the sole inventor and owner of patents numbers 6,068,999,
titled Dietary Supplement for Supporting Cerebrovascular Tone and
Treating Migraine Headaches, and 6,500,450, titled Composition for
Treating Migraine Headaches. The suit states the plaintiff is the maker
The plaintiff holds United Natural Foods West Inc.
and United Natural Foods East Inc. responsible because the defendants
allegedly have directly infringed patents ‘999 and ’450 by making,
using, selling, and/or offering to sell MigreLief products outside
authorized categories of trade.
The plaintiff requests a trial by
jury and seeks an order for defendants to pay plaintiff's actual
damages, but no less than a reasonable royalty for the use made of
plaintiff's patented inventions; award of three times the compensatory
damages, attorney fees and costs; and such other just and proper relief.
It is represented by Shawn G. Hansen of Nixon Peabody LLP in Los
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 2:17-cv-01531