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TKI settles patent infringement claims

Belgian company Tessenderlo’s US subsidiary, Tessenderlo Kerley Inc (TKI – Phoenix, Arizona), has settled all patent infringement claims against D&M Chem over TKI’s Surround and Purshade brands of sun and heat protection products. Under the settlement, D&M Chem will manufacture certain sun and heat protection products under license from TKI. The other terms are confidential. TKI and Willamette Ag have also agreed a licensing deal. TKI markets sun and heat protection products through its NovaSource crop protection business unit. It acquired Surround from BASF in 2007 and Purshade from Purfresh in 2011 ( Agrow No 623, p 3)



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