ITC Gets Patent Complaint On Chinese Artificial Sweeteners

Law360, New York (November 1, 2016, 5:38 PM EDT) -- An American artificial sweetener maker filed a claim with the U.S. International Trade Commission last week claiming Chinese companies are infringing its patented manufacturing methods.

In a notice scheduled for publication in the Federal Register Nov. 2, the ITC said it had received a complaint from Texas-based Celanese International Corp. that three Chinese companies — Suzhou Hope Technology Co., Anhui Jinhe Industrial Co. and Vitasweet Co. Ltd. — are exporting an artificial sweetener to the U.S. made with a method to which it holds a patent.

Celanese manufacturers acesulfame potassium, an artificial sweetener also known as Ace-K, which it sells in the...

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