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Invista Sues DuPont and Rhodia Over ADN Trade Secrets

3:33 PM MDT | August 19, 2008 | Kara Sissell

Koch Industries’ (Wichita, KS) fibers subsidiary Invista has filed a lawsuit against DuPont and Rhodia, alleging that the two companies have “teamed up to steal” Invista’s butadiene-based adiponitrile (ADN) technology. Koch acquired the ADN technology from DuPont as part of its 2004 purchase of DuPont’s Invista textiles business. The lawsuit is necessary to “stop Rhodia and DuPont from unlawfully using Invista’s intellectual property to build an ADN manufacturing plant in Asia or elsewhere,” Invista says...

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