FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences company, had filed a patent infringement case against two local pesticides formulators.
The case was filed for infringement of patent rights in India covering FMC’s molecule Chlorantraniliprole (brand name “Rynaxypyr”). Earlier this week, the Delhi High Court granted FMC an interim injunction against the companies and their principals.
The interim injunction restrains these companies and their principals from manufacturing and/or selling any product which contains Chlorantraniliprole or is violative of FMC’s patent rights.
Company officials said that FMC has reason to believe that these companies are procuring the technical product from illegal sources for their infringing and illegal formulations, which could significantly harm the farming community.