05 May 2022, US: FMC Corporation, a leading global agricultural sciences company, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Aceto US, LLC (“Aceto”). The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, alleges Aceto is infringing on FMC patents relating to chlorantraniliprole, FMC’s leading insecticide ingredient branded as Rynaxypyr® active.
The complaint alleges Aceto received shipments of chlorantraniliprole from suppliers in India and China in violation of FMC’s patent rights. FMC is requesting damages and injunctive relief restraining Aceto from infringing FMC patents relating to chlorantraniliprole.
“FMC has received numerous patents around the world that protect compositions and processes relating to chlorantraniliprole and its production,” said Michael Reilly, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of FMC. “We will continue to protect our investment in researching, developing and commercializing chlorantraniliprole by vigorously enforcing our intellectual property rights in the United States and worldwide.”
FMC is committed to bringing farmers the latest and most innovative crop protection solutions. FMC’s commitment is evidenced by the continued investment in the research, development and commercialization of chlorantraniliprole, a proprietary, breakthrough technology designed to control a wide variety of destructive insects that can destroy a farmer’s crops and dramatically lower food production. The company maintains an extensive patent estate for its proprietary chlorantraniliprole technology, including patents that cover active ingredient composition of matter, manufacturing processes, intermediate chemicals, formulations and other areas protected by intellectual property laws in the U.S., China, India, and other important agricultural markets throughout the world. FMC markets its products that contain chlorantraniliprole under several brand names around the world, including Rynaxypyr® active, Altacor®, Coragen®, Elevest®, Prevathon® and Vantacor® insect control products.
“Our intellectual property rights enable FMC to drive innovation and long-term investment in the crop protection market,” said Ronaldo Pereira, executive vice president and president of FMC Americas. “As a leading agricultural sciences company, FMC is committed to developing novel, high-quality crop protection solutions that address our customers’ evolving needs today and in the future.”