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SkinMedica Sues Histogen Over Trade Secrets

Privately held SkinMedica of Carlsbad says it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against new San Diego startup Histogen and Gail Naughton, its founder and CEO. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in San Diego, alleges that Histogen and its affiliated Histogen Aesthetics business infringe on two SkinMedica patents related to proprietary conditioned cell media technology. SkinMedica says its complaint asks for unspecified relief for the “misapprorpiration of SkinMedica trade secrets and confidential information by Histogen.”

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