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DuPont Wins Bid for 20-Year Injunction in Kevlar Case

2:19 PM MDT | September 17, 2012 | Kara Sissell

A U.S. federal court has barred South Korea’s Kolon Industries from making aramid fibers products that compete with DuPont’s Kevlar brand. The 20-year injunction is the latest development in a long-running legal battle between DuPont and Kolon, with the companies trading lawsuits over alleged antitrust and trade-secret violations. Earlier this year, a U.S. judge sided with DuPont in an antitrust filed by claim by Kolon against DuPont. Late last year, a U.S. jury had awarded DuPont $920 million in compensatory damages related to alleged theft of aramid...


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