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U.S. Court Advances Invista Butanediol Suit

2:32 PM MDT | August 11, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

Invista says the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas will allow the company to proceed with its lawsuit against butanediol (BDO) licensor Frontech (Houston). Invista filed suit last year for misappropriation of trade secrets, theft, false advertising and unfair competition involving Invista’s proprietary process for manufacturing BDO. Invista alleges that Frontech has been offering Invista’s proprietary processes to potential licensees in China, falsely representing the process as its own. The two companies have been competing for...

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