In article <slworkDpCG37.2DA at netcom.com>, Steve Work <slwork at netcom.com> wrote:
>In the above case, it's not really a "generic" food product which is
>being defamed with unfounded claims, it's a brand name product. So the
>makers of NutraSweet would be able to sue directly for such libel of
>their products unless the person making the claims could **prove** (in
>court) that their claims are valid. Doesn't seem likely in the above case.
I believe the patent on NutraSweet (aspartame) has expired, and now
anyone can make aspartame and add it to food products.
Bruce A. Templeton brucet at engr.sgi.com
Silicon Graphics Inc. (415) 933-3872