Apr 12, 2017Court finds Willowood infringed Syngenta patents
The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina has issued an order finding that agrochemical manufacturer Willowood, LLC and Willowood USA, LLC infringed two valid U.S. patents owned by Syngenta relating to the fungicide azoxystrobin (U.S. Patent No. 5,602,076 and U.S. Patent No. 5,633,256).
The court found that, before engaging in the infringing activities, Willowood knew of Syngenta’s patents and knew that its activities would likely infringe the patents.
Damages for Willowood’s infringement will be assessed at trial scheduled for later this year.