DuPont and Heraeus Announce Settlement of Pending Patent Litigation

     DuPont and Heraeus Announce Settlement of Pending Patent Litigation

PR Newswire

WILMINGTON, Del. and WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Oct. 29, 2013

WILMINGTON, Del. and WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/
--DuPont and Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken LLC
("Heraeus") announced today that they have settled all pending lawsuits
between them regarding the photovoltaic paste business, including Civil Action
No. 1:11-cv-00773-SLR-CJB at the United States District Court for the District
of Delaware, regarding infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,767,254, and Civil
Action No. 3:12-cv-01104-HU at the United States District Court for the
District of Oregon, regarding infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,158,504.
Neither DuPont nor Heraeus has made any admission of liability with respect to
such lawsuits, and Heraeus is licensed under the patents at issue in such
suits. Other terms of the settlement between the parties are confidential.

Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken LLC is an affiliate of the
worldwide Heraeus Group, the precious metals and technology group
headquartered in Hanau, Germany. Heraeus is a global, private company with
more than 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious
metals, materials and technologies, photovoltaics, sensors, biomaterials and
medical products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. In the financial
year 2012 Heraeus generated product revenues of €4.2 billion and precious
metal trading revenues of €16 billion. With more than 12,200 employees in over
100 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global
markets.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the
global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services
since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers,
governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such
global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere,
decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the
environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to
inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

SOURCE Heraeus

Website: http://www.heraeus.com
Contact: DuPont, Dan Turner, 302-774-0081, daniel.a.turner@dupont.com; or
Heraeus Holding GmbH, Bettina Lichtenberg, + 49 (0) 6181-35-5890,
bettina.lichtenberg@heraeus.com
 
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