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German chemical company wins patent battle over mining technology

BASF

German-headquartered chemicals company BASF has succeeded in “the latest round of its long-running patent dispute” with competitor SNF.

Firm: Gilbert + Tobin (BASF)

Deal: In late March, the Federal Court issued a judgment upholding BASF’s standard patents to its Rheomax™ technology, used in the treatment of mine tailings.

“In a very comprehensive judgment, running to almost 400 pages, Justice Jonathan Beach dismissed all of SNF’s grounds of opposition to the patents. In his closing remarks, Justice Beach also called for a review of the patent opposition process,” G+T said in a statement.

“The patent litigation matter had been ongoing for over a decade. BASF and SNF have been involved in numerous other disputes over related patents.”

Value: N/A

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Area: Patent litigation

Key players: The G+T team was led by patent litigation partner John Lee, who was assisted by lawyers Vanessa Farago-Diener and Irini Lantis.

Deal significance: Mr Lee said: “Rheomax™ was developed in Australia by specialists working to enhance the environmental outcomes and efficiencies for the treatment of mine tailings and BASF has vigorously defended its IP in respect of this important technology.”

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy is a senior writer for Lawyers Weekly and Wellness Daily. He is also the author of The Wellness Doctrines book series, an admitted solicitor in NSW, an adjunct lecturer at The University of Western Australia and is a board director of Minds Count.

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