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Human milk purveyor nurses steady growth despite lawsuits

Jul 11, 2019 - Portland Business Journal (Oregon)

Breast milk. The words evoke the loving bond between mother and infant.

It's also the basis of a bitter intellectual property dispute between an Oregon manufacturer of human milk-based food for premature infants and its Southern California-based rival.

Wilsonville-based Ni-Q has so far prevailed against Prolacta Bioscience Inc., which is based in City of Industry, California. A federal judge dismissed a patent lawsuit Prolacta filed against Ni-Q in California in 2017. Then in Februar...