Suit Filed Over Water Decontamination Patents

Law360, New York (November 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Adventus Americas Inc. and another environmental remediation company are brandishing several patents against AST Environmental Inc. and Calgon Carbon Corp. in a dispute over groundwater decontamination technology.

The complaint, lodged in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, claims AST and Calgon offer products that infringe six patents related to groundwater remediation.

EnviroMetal Technologies Inc. is waging the suit alongside Adventus. Canada-based ETI licenses the patents-in-suit and Adventus is the sub-licensee; the patents' owners are not included in the suit.

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