Federal Court Validates Dow AgroSciences LLC (DOW) Position in Key Herbicide Tolerance Technology Case  
9/28/2012 10:36:01 AM

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dow AgroSciences LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), has prevailed in its motion for summary judgment in a key patent infringement lawsuit involving its highly-anticipated Enlist™ Weed Control System. The lawsuit, filed in December 2010 by Bayer CropScience SA, alleged that Dow AgroSciences’ herbicide tolerance technology infringed one of its patents. In a ruling issued on September 27, 2012, a federal district court sided with Dow AgroSciences, determining that its Enlist technology does not infringe Bayer’s patent, and that Bayer’s overbroad interpretation of its patent claims would render them invalid.