Opposition filed against a granted

01.09.2004 - NUT has been informed by the European Patent Office (EPO) that the EPO has received notice of opposition concerning a patent that has been granted to NUT for the European territory.....

 Oslo, September 1, 2004

NUT has been informed by the European Patent Office (EPO) that the EPO has received notice of opposition concerning a patent that has been granted to NUT for the European territory regarding NUT's propritary technology for combining soy protein, dietary fibres and a phytoestrogen compound and use thereof in the prevention of and/or treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In light of the significant interest in the field of soy and cardiovascular health and given the opposition filed in November 2001 regarding another patent family, this opposition was not unexpected. The already exisiting opposition case is still ongoing and awaiting a final date for an oral hearing at the EPO.

NUT will carefully review the new opposition case. The proceedings of the new oppossition case are also expected to be lengthy.


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Eirik Uboe, CEO +47 23310880 or +44 7766 051466