IFF Mane settles patent claims over monomenthyl succinate

IFF and Mane settles patent claims over monomenthyl succinate

8:59 PM, 29th December 2011
IFF and Mane settles patent claims over monomenthyl succinate

TRENTON, US: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF) has settled all patent and non-patent claims brought by V Mane Fils in the US district court for the district of New Jersey related to marketing and sale of products containing monomenthyl succinate (MMS) by IFF. Previously, IFF sold flavour and formulations of MMS under the name Cooler 1, also sold products under the name Cooler 2 or monomenthyl glutarate that contained levels of MMS. IFF sold products containing Cooler 1 and Cooler 2 as part of its larger promotional campaign called CoolTek.

Mane’s US patent were issued in 1998 and covers the use of MMS as a cooling additive in food and beverage products. IFF acknowledges that Mane’s patents are valid and enforceable, and will honour those patents. Mane holds foreign counterpart patents in many countries around the world and sells MMS under the name Physcool.

Under the settlement agreement; IFF will pay Mane a royalty of $40 million, IFF has ceased making or selling Cooler 1 products and will ensure that the MMS content of its Cooler 2 products going forward is at a level that has been agreed by both parties.

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