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Solutia Licenses 4-ADPA Technology

7:56 AM MDT | June 14, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Solutia, Jiangsu Sinorgchem Technology (Sinorgchem; Shandong, China), and Korea Kumho Petrochemical (KKPC; Seoul) say they have reached a global settlement to resolve all disputes among them involving Solutia's patents for processes to produce 4-aminodiphenylamine (4-ADPA), a chemical intermediate used to make rubber antidegradants. Under the terms of the settlement, Solutia grants Sinorgchem and KKPC licenses to manufacture 4-ADPA under Solutia's patents, which do not expire until 2019. As licensees, Sinorgchem and KKPC are also granted certain rights to enforce...

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