Patents and Science

Patents – LifeVantage has 6 patents on Protandim.

Protandim is protected by six patents. Its patents protect the product from patent infringement – another party duplicating its formula and then creating and marketing an identical product. Every time a new patent is issued, Protandim, The Nrf2 Synergizer, is protected for an extended and additional period of time.

 
patent-medal 1st Patent

United States Patent No. 7,241,461

“Compositions And Methods For Alleviating Inflammation And Oxidative Stress In A Mammal.”

This is a composition patent.

 

patent-medal 2nd Patent

United States Patent No. 7,384,655

“The Preparation Of Compositions And Methods To Alleviate Inflammation And Oxidative Stress In A Mammal.”

This patent is a continuation of the first patent.

 

patent-medal 3rd Patent

United States Patent No. 7,579,026

“Compositions And Methods For Enhancing Antioxidant Enzyme Activity And Reducing C-Reactive Protein Levels.”

This patent is a divisional patent because it addresses method rather than composition.

 

patent-medal 4th Patent

United States Patent No. 7,923,045

“Compositions And Methods For Alleviating Inflammation And Oxidative Stress In A Mammal.”

 

patent-medal 5th Patent

United States Patent No. 8,221,805

“Compositions And Methods For Alleviating Inflammation And Oxidative Stress In A Mammal.”

 

patent-medal 6th Patent

United States Patent No. 8,435,574

“Compositions And Methods For Alleviating Inflammation And Oxidative Stress In A Mammal.”

 

About U.S. Patents

A patent is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Generally, the term of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States or, in special cases, from the date an earlier related application was filed, subject to the payment of maintenance fees.

U.S. patent grants are effective only within the United States, U.S. territories and U.S. possessions. Under certain circumstances, patent term extensions or adjustments may be available. Since the rights granted by a U.S. patent extend only throughout the territory of the United States and have no effect in a foreign country; an inventor who wishes patent protection in other countries must apply for a patent in each of the other countries or in regional patent offices. Almost every country has its own patent law, and a person desiring a patent in a particular country must make an application for patent in that country, in accordance with the requirements of that country.

The right conferred by the patent grant is, in the language of the statute and of the grant itself, “the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling” the invention in the United States or “importing” the invention into the United States. What is granted is not the right to make, use, offer for sale, sell or import, but the right toexclude others from making, using, offering for sale, selling or importing the invention. Once a patent is issued, the patentee must enforce the patent.

The Constitution of the United States gives Congress the power to enact laws relating to patents. In Article I, section 8, it reads “Congress shall have power . . . to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.” Under this power Congress has from time to time enacted various laws relating to patents. The first patent law was enacted in 1790.

* Source: PUBMED.GOV

Protandim is a dietary supplement, not a drug. We do not promote or intend to imply or represent that Protandim can prevent, cure, treat or mitigate any disease or class of disease. Protandim is not intended to be an alternative or replacement for any drug or biological product. If you are interested in reviewing the studies, visit www.pubmed.gov and enter “Protandim” in the search box.