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U.S. Court Upholds DuPont Claim in Kevlar Case

1:56 PM MDT | April 24, 2012 | Vincent Valk

A U.S. federal judge has sided with DuPont in a Kevlar antitrust case brought by Kolon Industries, in which Kolon accused DuPont of attempting to build a monopoly in the aramid fibers market. The case is a counter-claim to DuPont’s trade secrets case against Kolon, in which a federal jury awarded DuPont $920 million in compensatory damages in September 2011 for theft of Kevlar-related confidential information. The judge upheld the trade secrets verdict earlier this year.   “The court's ruling confirmed that DuPont did not attempt to monopolize...

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