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Ineos Wins Patent Suit Against Sinochem

9:20 AM MDT | April 6, 2009 | Kara Sissell

Ineos Fluor says the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has confirmed its earlier finding that Sinochem  (Beijing) has infringed on Ineos’ patent for the tetrafluoroethane refrigerant R-134a. ITC chief judge Paul Luckern has confirmed his preliminary ruling of late last year, which Ineos says sets the stage for a permanent exclusion order on Sinochem’s R-134a, expected to take effect June 1. Ineos will also “vigorously pursue Sinochem and its customers for damages for patent infringement on all Sinochem R-134a imported and sold in...

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