Posted by Ken | Posted in Aloe Vera, Making money in the Health field, Wellness | Posted on 26-01-2012
Tags: Ambrotose, Dr. John Rollins, patents
SO WHAT’S A PATENT ANYWAY? (And why does it matter?)
A patent is a legal form of protection granted to an inventor of a useful product or process, allowing the individual (or company) to retain sole ownership of the thing or the idea, so that others cannot make, use, sell or distribute it without permission. In all countries, patents are valid for a limited number of years (generally about 20 from the filing date in the U.S.), providing the inventor with a reasonable amount of time to share the intellectual property publicly and sell and distribute it exclusively.
Getting a patent is not easy. In fact, the process consists of a rigorous maze of hurdles and qualifications that must be successfully navigated and cleared. After patent applications have been reviewed, thorough examinations have been made (usually by scientists and engineers) and the invention has been exhaustively vetted, then a patent may be granted. At this point, the inventor’s idea, or intellectual property, will be protected under a specific set of guidelines and rules. If a patent is infringed upon, the patentee may sue the unauthorized user/seller in federal court.
So, when a patent is granted, it’s safe to say that it’s serious business and the product or idea is one of great efficacy, value and integrity.
What does this have to do with Mannatech?
Patents? Dr. John Rollins Has More Than 70.
Mannatech’s proprietary product, Ambrotose® , doesn’t just have a patent. It has more than 50 patents in countries all over the world. That is no small feat.
And if that isn’t enough to eliminate any questions about whether Mannatech is a scam, consider Dr. John Rollins, a top-notch medical biologist. For 15 years, he was a Biotech Patent Examiner at the U.S. Office of Trademarks and Patents in Washington, D.C. He not only endorses Mannatech and Ambrotose products, he was also working at the Patent Office when the technology behind Ambrotose was being reviewed.
Dr. Rollins often shares the story of his first encounter with Ambrotose in the 1980s. He was examining a series of patent applications from an inventor, Dr. Bill McAnalley, who claimed he had been able to isolate a particular compound from aloe and that this compound was a saccharide, or complex sugar, that supported the immune system and affected cell-to-cell communication. Dr. Rollins says he was “skeptical” when he first heard about it because, at that time, in the area of glycobiology technologies, sugars didn’t have the reputation for supporting things like the immune system and cell-to-cell communication.
However, as Dr. Rollins began to examine the technology a little more he says, “…it was a goose pimple raising experience for me.”
“We could see that this discovery really was going against the grain of what glycobiologists were thinking. This theory of supporting the immune system, of supporting cell-to-cell communication, was 180 degrees away from the thinking of the traditional carbohydrate chemist . . . now, of course, we understand why a new scientific theory, particularly one as bold and game-changing as this is, received such scrutiny.”
The next time you hear or read about a “scam” related to Mannatech, remember that this company has several proprietary products, and more than 70 patents have been issued worldwide for the technology related to some of those products. Then think about the highly critical patent review process. If Mannatech did not have viable and innovative technology to offer, it wouldn’t have so many patents.
To learn more about Mannatech’s highly acclaimed Ambrotose products, go to Ambrotose.com today. You’ll see that this product, and Mannatech, is just about as real as it gets.