Lytone Enterprise, Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit on May 19, 2020, against AgroFresh Solutions in the United States District Court in Delaware. The suit alleges that AgroFresh willfully infringed U.S. Patent 6,897,185, which covers a formulation for an effervescent tablet the releases a molecule that slows the ripening of plants. Lytone is seeking monetary damages and an injunction.
Dr. William T.H. Chang, Lytone Enterprise, Inc. Founder and Chairman said: “Lytone remains committed to investing in proprietary innovations to offer its thousands of global customers unparalleled technology and service to improve fresh produce quality and reduce food waste.”
AgroFresh commented on the lawsuit, stating: "As a global leader in the produce freshness industry, AgroFresh believes in robust and fair competition. We feel strongly that this recently filed case is without merit and intend to vigorously defend against the claims."