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MANA prevails in BASF suit

A US federal appeals court has confirmed that fipronil-based insecticides marketed by Makhteshim Agan North America (MANA) and its affiliate, Control Solutions, do not infringe BASF patents. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit dismissed an appeal by BASF of a lower court’s ruling in favour of MANA and Control Solutions. The US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina granted a motion for summary judgement in January 2012 ( Agrow No 632, p 2).



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