Dow AgroSciences learned from a news release issued by Bayer CropScience that Bayer has filed a lawsuit against Dow AgroSciences in federal court in Virginia. Although Dow AgroSciences has not seen the Complaint, the company understands that this new lawsuit concerns the right to sell seeds containing glufosinate resistance technology, which is part of Dow AgroSciences’ highly-anticipated Enlist™ platform. This new lawsuit would be the third case Bayer has filed against Dow AgroSciences in a little more than a year.
Dow AgroSciences believes all three lawsuits are without merit, and it will aggressively defend itself against each of them. The company says it will do everything in its power to prevent Bayer from depriving American farmers of Enlist products. Dow AgroSciences adds, – it is, indeed, unfortunate that Bayer has decided to pursue these meritless claims through litigation.