Bayer Wins Injunction Banning Syngenta's Fungicide

Law360, New York (September 30, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge imposed a preliminary injunction Monday barring Syngenta Crop Protection LLC from selling a fungicide targeted by a Bayer CropScience Inc. patent infringement suit, saying Bayer had a good chance of winning its case.

U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles said Syngenta's Appear fungicide contained the active ingredients in the patented formula for Bayer’s Chipco Signature fungicide and that Syngenta’s defense relied on the same arguments it had raised in a failed bid to invalidate the patent before the Board of Patent Appeals...
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