New IPR Infringement Investigation of Herbicide
The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-914 to determine whether imports of certain sulfentrazone, sulfentrazone compositions and processes for making sulfentrazone are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue are used to control certain weeds in various agricultural crops, including soybean, sunflower and tobacco, and to control pests in non-crops such as ornamental plants, turf and golf courses.
Complainant FMC Corporation requests that after this investigation the ITC issue a temporary exclusion order and temporary cease and desist order as well as a limited exclusion order and a cease desist order. The exclusion orders would direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to prohibit the entry of infringing products into the U.S., while the cease and desist orders would require the named respondents to cease actions that violate Section 337, including selling infringing imported articles out of U.S. inventory. The respondents in this investigation are located in China and the U.S.