Dow fails in elastic polymer patent battle with LG ChemLG Chem, the nation’s leading chemical maker, said yesterday it has won an elastic polymer patent lawsuit against Dow Chemical of the United States.
The ruling by the Seoul Central District Court recognizes LG Chem’s independent production knowhow in the manufacturing of elastomers, a move that is expected to help the company expand into foreign markets.
Elastomers are elastic materials mostly used to make seals, high-quality adhesives, shock absorbers and molded flexible parts.
LG Chem said it has developed a unique manufacturing process using metallocene as a catalyst.
Dow Chemical, a U.S.-based multinational company, claimed that LG Chem violated its patent rights in making the elastomer. It took legal action in December 2009. Yonhap
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