Carlson Laboratories Denies Patent Infringement and Unfair Competition Claim

5/1/2007

For Immediate Release
Carilyn Anderson
J.R. Carlson Laboratories, Inc.
15 W. College Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-1985
Tel. 847-255-1600 Fax: 847-255-1605
Email: carilyn@carlsonlabs.com
 
            Arlington Heights, IL ---May 2007 --- Carlson Laboratories Denies Patent Infringement and Unfair Competition Claim. Nordic Naturals recently filed a complaint alleging that Carlson Laboratories is infringing on certain patents and engaging in unfair competition. Carlson Laboratories denies any wrongdoing on its part and does not believe they are infringing on any patent of Nordic Naturals. The patents cover claims on the flavoring of the gelatin portion of the gelatin capsule. 
Carlson fish oils are very popular due to the important health benefits omega-3’s provide along with the high-quality, pure Norwegian fish oil that Carlson provides. Scientists and doctors worldwide are encouraging people to consume more fish because of its health benefits. The omega-3’s, DHA and EPA, are important for brain and vision development, cardiovascular health, support for flexible joint function and skin health.
Carlson Laboratories has been in business for over 40 years, and is a leader in providing high quality Norwegian fish oils in the U.S. market. John Carlson, President of Carlson Laboratories, stated: “Our flavored cod liver oil was introduced in 1983, followed shortly by soft gelatin capsules. Our flavored fish oils have been on the market for over 20 years. We were one of the first nutritional supplement companies to realize the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils and make them available to our customers.”
He continued with his thoughts on the industry, “In general I would say that the natural products industry has seen much change over the years since Carlson Laboratories first started bringing top quality products to the market. Our industry is becoming mainstream and a corporate mentality is beginning to dominate some of our competitors. It comes as no surprise that occasional lawsuits will arise attempting to restrict the products available to the public.”
About Carlson Laboratories
            Carlson Laboratories award-winning fish oil products are renowned for their purity and great taste. Call today for more information @ 1-888-234-5656, or visit your local natural foods store. J.R. Carlson Laboratories, Inc., 15 W. College Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. http://www.carlsonlabs.com.

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