DuPont Danisco wins patent battle


The Danish Maritime and Commercial Court ruled in favor of Danisco’s ownership of the intellectual property behind two Danisco patent applications.

The court reasoned that Novozymes’ legal argument was without merit and awarded costs to Danisco. 

“Testimony from the trial clearly showed that the inventions claimed in these patent applications were based on Danisco technology and reflect our long history of innovation throughout the globe,” said Wayne Ashton, global business director for home and personal care at DuPont.

DuPont Danisco is the brand for a range of products that help provide enhanced bio protection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture. Markets include  manufacturers of food and beverages and dietary supplements.

Danisco, based in Denmark,  was acquired during a lengthy effort spearheaded by then-CEO Ellen Kullman. Danisco gave DuPont access to faster-growing markets that use food ingredients

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