Bayer, BASF Lose Injunction Bid In Pesticide IP Case

Law360, New York (May 27, 2011, 7:56 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in North Carolina on Friday denied a request for a preliminary injunction by BASF Agro BV and Bayer SAS in a suit accusing Makhteshim Agan of North America Inc. of infringing patents for a method of using anti-termite pesticide.

In deciding the motion, U.S. District Judge William L. Osteen Jr. construed a key term of the asserted patents and concluded that Makhteshim's product did not meet the limitations of the claim.

"Thus, this court concludes that plaintiffs have failed to carry their burden...
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