Grace Files Flash Chromatography Patent Infringement Suit against Teledyne
COLUMBIA, Md. -- March 25, 2013
On March 15, 2013, W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA), through its wholly-owned
subsidiary, Alltech Associates, Inc., filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court
for the District of Delaware against Teledyne Technologies, Inc., doing
business as Teledyne Isco of Lincoln, Neb., for infringement of four Grace
U.S. Patents that cover its proprietary Reveleris® X2 flash chromatography
system. Flash chromatography is a process to separate target molecules and
purify a product from a complex mixture in minimal time, an important step in
a broad range of scientific applications.
Grace introduced the Reveleris® flash chromatography system in 2009, bringing
new advanced capabilities to flash chromatography. Since then, Grace has been
granted four Reveleris-related U.S. Patents, in addition to many industry
“Patent protection is absolutely essential in a marketplace that values
innovation. Companies like Grace, who invest heavily in research and
development, can only create the products customers demand if a return on that
investment can be assured,” said Laurie Andriate, Vice President/General
Manager of Grace’s Discovery Sciences group.
Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts; engineered and packaging
materials; and specialty construction chemicals and building materials. The
company’s three industry-leading business segments—Grace Catalysts
Technologies, Grace Materials Technologies and Grace Construction
Products—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance
the quality of life. Grace employs approximately 6,300 people in over 40
countries and had 2012 net sales of $3.16 billion. More information Grace is
available at www.grace.com.
W. R. Grace & Co.
Rich Badmington, +1 410.531.4370
Mark Sutherland, +1 410.531.4590
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