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BASF and Mitsubishi Chemical Sign Licensing Deal for Vinylene Carbonate in Lithium-Ion Batteries

3:40 AM MDT | July 19, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

BASF and Mitsubishi Chemical say they have signed a royalty-bearing licensing agreement that grants BASF usage rights for vinylene carbonate based on Mitsubishi’s proprietary patents. Vinylene carbonate is a key ingredient in BASF’s electrolyte formulations, which are used by cell manufacturers in the production of lithium-ion batteries.  The agreement also provides BASF with the right to grant sub-licenses to cell manufacturers that use electrolyte formulations made by BASF or Mitsubishi. The agreement constitutes the transfer of a licensing...

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