Sinochem Wins ITC Ruling In Coolant Case

Law360, New York (August 4, 2009, 6:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has effectively terminated an investigation into whether Sinochem Modern Environmental Protection Chemicals (Xi'an) Co. Ltd.'s refrigerants infringe a patent held by Ineos Fluor Holdings Ltd., deciding to nix an earlier ruling by an administrative law judge upholding the patent.

In a notice issued Monday, the ITC said it would reverse a conclusion reached by the presiding administrative law judge in the investigation that the only remaining asserted patent claim in the proceeding before the ITC was not obvious.

“The commission finds...
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