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Splenda Maker Files Patent Suit At ITC

Law360 (April 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Not all is sweet at Tate & Lyle PLC, one of the world’s largest sugar makers, which has filed a patent infringement case with the United States International Trade Commission against three Chinese manufacturers over technology used to make sucralose.

Sucralose, marketed as Splenda, is a wildly popular sugar substitute that controls about 62% of the $1.5 billion artificial sweetener market. Tate & Lyle discovered the compound in the 1970s after chlorinating cane sugar.

Tate & Lyle is one of the world's largest producers of white...
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