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Süd-Chemie Lithium Phosphate Expansions Proceed Despite Patent Infringement Ruling

2:32 PM MDT | August 22, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

Süd-Chemie subsidiary Phostech Lithium (St.-Bruno, Quebec) says a recent Canadian Federal Court of Appeal ruling that the company infringed on certain Valence Technology (Austin, TX) patents related to lithium phosphates will not have a significant effect on operations and expansions plans. Phostech will continue expanding capacity for an advanced grade of lithium iron phosphate at St.-Bruno. “The decision of the Federal Court of Appeal is certainly disappointing, but as our P1 grade was scheduled for replacement by our new advanced grade anyway, we...

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