BASF Seeks Up To $48M As Ingevity Trial Opens In Delaware

By Jeff Montgomery (September 7, 2021, 7:52 PM EDT) -- An attorney for BASF Corp. told federal jurors in Delaware on Tuesday that the company will seek $39 million to $48 million in damages for Ingevity Corp.'s alleged effort to lock up markets for a widely used component of motor vehicle emissions control systems.

Thomas J. Friel Jr. of King & Spalding LLP, counsel to BASF, included the damage target in an opening statement on antitrust and tortious contract interference counterclaims filed after Ingevity sued BASF in 2018 for infringement of U.S. Patent No. RE38,844. The patent covers a method for manufacturing a key internal component for fuel tank vapor emission...

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