JK Sucralose Inc. Voluntarily Intervened and Won the ITC Case
Against Tate & Lyle’s Asserted Patents
Jiangsu, China, April 7th , 2009 - JK Sucralose Inc.
(JK), the second largest sucralose manufacturer in the world made the
following statement concerning the International Trade Commission
investigation “In the Matter of Certain Sucralose, Sweeteners Containing
Sucralose, and Components Thereof”:
On April 6th, 2009, after one and half years’ in depth
investigation, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC)
has issued its final determination indicated that JK Sucralose Inc. and
its JK Sweet TM Sucralose does not infringe Tate & Lyle’s asserted patents.
May 23rd, 2006: Tate & Lyle filed a complaint
in Illinois Federal District Court against a Chinese sucralose
manufacturer and other Chinese and American companies that import and
export sucralose into the United States.
March 2nd, 2007: Tate & Lyle was forced to dismiss the above court case filed in Illinois
March 5th, 2007: Tate & Lyle filed a new
complaint in Illinois Federal District Court against 3 Chinese sucralose
manufacturer (NOT INCLUDED JK Sucralose Inc.) and more than 30 Chinese and American sucralose distribution companies.
April 6th, 2007: Tate & Lyle filed a
compliant at the US International Trade Commission against 3 Chinese
sucralose manufacturer (NOT INCLUDED JK Sucralose Inc.) and more
than 30 Chinese and American sucralose distribution companies. (The
Illinois court case was put to hold due to the ITC case)
August 15th, 2007: JK Sucralose Inc. VOLUNTARILY and SUCCESSFULLY intervened the ITC case to challenge Tate & Lyle’s all five processing patents.
Sep. 23rd, 2008: ITC Judge issued his initial
determination indicated that JK Sucralose Inc. does not infringe Tate
& Lyle’s asserted patents.
April 6th, 2009: ITC committee issued its final determination indicated that JK Sucralose Inc. does not infringe Tate & Lyle’s asserted patents
Near Future: The Illinois district court case will soon be re-initiated as soon as the ITC case is completed.
Alex An, the CEO of JK Sucralose Inc. announced, “We are extremely
pleased with the ITC final determination. We have been paying great
efforts in the technology innovation and the improvements of our
production process. We also heavily invest in our own intellectual
properties. JK Sucralose Inc. filed SEVEN sucralose processing patents
in the United States and China. We will defend and protect our own
Intellectual Property Rights and our global market share on sucralose
through legal action and extensive investment on the technology
innovations. JK has a clear mission of bringing people the SWEET SOLUTION OF A HEALTHY LIFE.”
Our manufacturing plant is designed for the capacity of 800 MT and
is already approved by Chinese government. We will be able to support
the increasing market demand of our JK SweetTM Sucralose in
Food and Pharmaceutical industries globally. Our large Sucralose
inventory in China, USA and Europe will greatly support our global
customers’ daily business. JK has invested a state of the art, high
sophisticated cGMP facility. It is our commitment to our customers to
supply the best and consistent quality sucralose with our best services.
JK Sucralose Inc.’s facilities are GMP, HACCP and ISO 9001:2001
certified and has passed more than three third-party GMP auditing in
year 2008. Our sucralose is KOSHER and HALAL certified and strictly
meets the FCC V, USP 30, European and Japanese specifications.