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Finland's UPM and Neste Oil in court dispute over biodiesel patent

8:09 AM MDT | May 20, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Industrial group UPM- Kymmene (Helsinki) has registered a court request with the Helsinki District Court to invalidate Neste Oil's (Espoo, Finland) biodiesel patent, alleging it does not differ from previously patented innovations, UPM tells CW.  UPM group operates three business divisions: pulp and paper, engineered materials, and energy. "We are seeking the invalidation based on the fact that the patents are, among other things, lacking inventiveness and novelty," UPM says. Neste and UPM held negotiations in the spring of 2012 over the...

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