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Imidacloprid Lawsuit Settled

Imidacloprid has been implicated in the mysterious bee’s Colony Collapse Disorder which may be caused by pesticides, pathogens or parasites.

Bayer CropScience LP and Nufarm Americas Inc. jointly announced today that they have reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by Bayer for infringement on its patent for the pesticide imidacloprid on fertilizer.

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Nufarm has acknowledged that Bayer’s patent is valid and enforceable. Under the terms of the settlement, Nufarm and its business partners have been granted freedom to operate under the patented imidacloprid on fertilizer technology, including the ability to commercialize products incorporating the patented technology. Other terms of the settlement will remain confidential.

Both parties to the suit have withdrawn all claims and counterclaims in this matter.The Bayer patent, which incorporates a novel mixture of imidacloprid on fertilizer, has revolutionized insect control on lawns and golf courses while providing significant application convenience to users.

Separately, Bayer CropScience states that it continues its legal action against Etigra LLC, asserting Etigra’s infringement of the same Bayer patent for imidacloprid on fertilizer.

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June 18, 2019, 6:40 pm PDT

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