ITC judge rules in favor of ZMC in Co-Q10 dispute

ITC judge rules in favor of ZMC in Co-Q10 dispute

Judge concludes that the patent asserted by Kaneka in a complaint filed with the ITC in June 2011 is valid but not infringed by ZMC’s manufacturing process.

ZMC and ZMC-USA have received notice of a favorable decision by Judge Rogers of the U.S. International Trade Commission: no infringement, no domestic industry and therefore no violation of Section 337 by ZMC or ZMC-USA in relation to the Kaneka CoQ10 ’340 patent. Judge Rogers concludes that the ‘340 patent, which was asserted by Kaneka in a complaint filed with the ITC in June 2011, is valid but is not infringed by ZMC’s manufacturing process.

Johnny Jin, president and CEO of ZMC-USA, indicated that he is pleased with this favorable ruling. "ZMC and ZMC-USA have consistently maintained our position of non-infringement since the Kaneka patent first issued. We are thankful to our customers who have continued to support ZMC-USA and we look forward to resuming service of those customers who have been negatively impacted by this unnecessary litigation.” Mr. Jiang, CEO of ZMC, echoed Mr. Jin's comments. "ZMC is proud to have demonstrated the integrity of ZMC’s CoQ10 process to Judge Rogers of the U.S. ITC and all the dedicated staff who reviewed this important case. We look forward to resuming productive efforts which positively serve our valued customers."

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