First China-Based Sucralose Manufacturer Confirms United States ITC Target Date Extension for Decision in Section 337 Sucralose Patent Infringement Investigation

EXETER, Calif., June 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Guangdong Food Industry Institute (GDFII/L&P Food), a leading manufacturer of sucralose, announces that Administrative Law Judge Charles E. Bullock of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has extended the target date for the ITC’s final decision to January 12, 2009 on Tate & Lyle’s Section 337 complaint (docket# 337-TA-604). The complaint alleges infringement of process patents relating to the production of sucralose and certain intermediate compounds.