Keyword: patents

Research & Innovation

Emerging Materials Technologies

23.02.2022 -

What are currently some of the most important emerging technologies in chemistry? Who develops them? Who cooperates with whom?


BASF and Argonne Settle With Umicore

26.04.2017 - German chemical giant BASF and Chicago, USA-based Argonne National Laboratory have settled out of court their running patent disputes with Belgium’s Umicore. The two companies said...


Evonik Buys Metabolic’s Methionine Portfolio

02.12.2016 - Evonik has agreed to buy Metabolic Explorer’s methionine technology portfolio for €45 million. The deal, signed on Nov. 28, strengthens the Essen-based specialty chemical company’s...


Solvay Wins Rare Earths Patent Cases

14.04.2016 - A court in Dusseldorf, Germany, has ruled that UK-based Molycorp Chemicals & Oxides has infringed Solvay’s patents for rare earth mixed oxides. The UK affiliate of the Colorado, US...

Plant Construction & Process Technology

Patents Protect Inventions in Chemical Technology

28.07.2015 - The subject matter of patents is, in general, with the exception of a wider range of patentable subject matters in the US, directed to technical solutions in the form of devices...


BASF Sues Umicore Over Alleged Patent Breach

12.04.2015 - A US court has given Belgium's Umicore, one of the leading providers of cathode materials for batteries, until Apr. 17 to reply to allegations by BASF that the company breached...


Pfizer Chases AstraZeneca for Potential $100 billion Deal

29.04.2014 - Pfizer is now expected to increase its $100 billion offer to acquire UK rival AstraZeneca after being rebuffed a second time. The company has confirmed that it approached its...


Sanofi Challenges Lilly’s Challenge of Lantus Patents

01.02.2014 - Paris-based pharmaceuticals producer Sanofi has filed a patent infringement suit against U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly, claiming that its U.S. rival infringed four of its patents for...