Guangdong Food Industry Institute (GDFII/L&P Food), a leading manufacturer of Sucralose, announces that Administrative Law Judge Charles E. Bullock of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has determined that GDFII/L&P does not infringe any of the patents asserted by Tate & Lyle’s Section 337 complaint (docket# 337-TA-604). The complaint alleges infringement of process patents relating to the production of sucralose and certain intermediate compounds. This initial determination was presented by the US ITC September 22, 2008.
Mr. Wang Sanyong, a corporate officer of GDFII/L&P Food comments, “We are extremely pleased with the determination of Judge Bullock of the ITC. This positive decision has reaffirmed the strength and innovation of our capability and technological processes, and the integrity of our company.’
“This has been a long process, but this historic determination is a great milestone for us as we move in the right direction to being vindicated in this complaint and to proceed in our global strategic plans for our Züeit™ branded high intensity sucralose sweetener" commented Roger Matkin, Chief Executive Officer of Ingredient Specialties, Inc. (ISI), an Exeter, California based strategic global alliance partner. Matkin adds, “This initial determination by the ITC now reassures the domestic and international business community that the many years of research and development are well vested. “
Director of Sales and marketing of Ingredient Specialties, Mr. Bassam Faress comments, “We believe in intellectual property and the necessity for enforcement, unfortunately this is one of those instances where the exercising of this right is misplaced.”
Guangdong Food Industry Institute/L&P Food Ingredient Co. Ltd. (GDFII/L&P) is a specialty ingredients manufacturer that pioneered the development and manufacture of Sucralose in China. GDFII/L&P also engages in the production of many new and innovative nutraceutical and health food ingredients, including: polyphenols, functional food/dietary fibers and other natural and plant derived ingredients. GDFII/L&P, headquartered in Guangdong Province, China with an alliance with Ingredient Specialties, Inc., provides a global distribution network that markets Züeit™ brand sucralose to the food, beverage, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries as a high intensity, non-caloric sweetener. Züeit™ is a registered trademark of Ingredient Specialties, Inc. Exeter, CA, U.S.A.