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Natural Alternatives International Inc. (Nasdaq: NAII), a maker of nutritional supplements, said it settled patent-infringement cases against BPI Sports LLC and Image Sports LLC.

According to a March 15 NAI statement, the San Marcos-based company will provide the two companies with its patented CarnoSyn bata-Alanine product through its licensed distributor. The two companies will also receive a license from NAI for IP rights related to the compound.

At issue in the case was patent 8,067,381, which was issued in November. The patent covers a method for increasing tissues’ anaerobic working capacity. NAI filed both cases in federal court in Houston on Jan. 20.

Also dismissed is the countersuit BPI Sports filed against NAI in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Jan. 30.

Other than the license and supply arrangement, terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed.

The two patent cases are Natural Alternatives International Inc. v. Image Sports LLC, 4:12-cv-00194, and Natural Alternatives International v. BPX Sports Holdings LLC, 4:12- 00198, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas (Houston).

The countersuit is BPI Sports LLC v. Natural Alternatives International Inc., 0:12-cv-60167-KMM, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida (Fort Lauderdale).

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Natural Alternatives International Inc. Executive(s):

Mark LeDoux

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Kenneth Wolf

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