Corteva Agriscience has filed a lawsuit against Bayer CropScience LP and Monsanto Company (“Bayer”) for alleged infringement of Corteva’s patented AAD-1 herbicide resistance technology.
The AAD-1 gene used in Enlist® Corn encodes a unique herbicide resistance enzyme and is part of the Enlist® Weed Control System – a critical tool for farmers, enabling them to use multiple types of herbicides to control yield-robbing weeds.
The Enlist® Weed Control System – inclusive of herbicides and traits in corn, soybean, and cotton is protected by hundreds of patents world-wide.
Corteva invests more than $1 billion each year in research and development to advance agricultural innovations that help farmers increase yields, protect against devastating weeds and pests, and contribute to a sustainable and resilient global food system. Strong and enforceable intellectual property protection helps innovators, like Corteva, continue to reinvest in R&D to advance agricultural innovations.
Corteva will defend its intellectual property to continue to bring farmers much needed technology.
On April 28, 2023, Corteva filed an amended complaint that asserts two additional patents describing Corteva’s invention of transgenic corn and soybean plants that produce AAD-1 proteins conferring tolerance to 2,4-D and FOP herbicides.