ISBN-10:
3527318097
ISBN-13:
9783527318094
Pub. Date:
03/05/2007
Publisher:
Wiley
Polymers, Patents, Profits: A Classic Case Study for Patent Infighting / Edition 1

Polymers, Patents, Profits: A Classic Case Study for Patent Infighting / Edition 1

by Heinz Martin

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ISBN-13: 9783527318094
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/05/2007
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Heinz Martin has been a close colleague of Prof. Ziegler at the Max-Planck-Institute of Carbon Research in Mühlheim/Ruhr (Germany) and played an important key role in the invention of Ziegler's Polyolefine catalysts in 1953/54. In 1970 he became Co-director of the Studien- und Verwertungs GmbH (founded in 1925), which became the Studiengesellschaft Kohle GmbH in 1955, a trustee of the MPI in Mühlheim, with H. Martin as director.

Table of Contents

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
THE INVENTION
First Observations 1950/1953
Standard Oil of India
Philips Petroleum Company
Du Pont
Max-Planck-Institute, Mühlheim on the Ruhr
K.Ziegler, H.Breil, E.Holzkamp and h.Martin
Experiments between May and December, 1953
Experiments December 1953 to April 1954
Letter from Ziegler to his Patent Attorney von Kreisler
Montecatini, Milano/G. Natta and Coworkers
First Experiments with Ziegler-Catalysts
Natta, Orsoni and DeVardás Visit to Ziegler at Mühlheim on May 19,1954
K.Ziegler and Coworkers
H.Martin-Experiments May-July 6, 1954, H.Breil -
Masters Thesis
H.Martin -
July 1954: Polypropylene
1952 to 1954 Polypropylene (Review)
Appraising the Historical Course of the Invention from a Year 2000 Vantage Point
THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CONNECTION
Farbwerke Hoechst
Petrochemicals Limited
Steinkohlenberbauverein (Hard Coal Mining Society) /
Bergwerksverband (Mine Association)/
Ruhr Area Coal Industry
The "Run" of Prospective U.S. Licensees
Gulf Oil, Koppers, Dow, Union Carbide und Monsanto
Esso, the Straggler
Du Pont
Mitsui Chemical, the First Japanese Licensee
Summation
Back to the Ruhr: Ruhrcoal and Bergwerksverband
August through December 1954: Montecatini steps up its own developments
The first Ziegler/Montecatini Pool-Agreements
Polydiene
Karl Ziegler and H.Martin/
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
S.E. Horne/Goodrich Gulf Chemicals Inc.
Giulio Natta and Coworkers/Montecatini
D.R.Smith and R.P. Zelinski/Phillips Petroleum Co
PATENT RIGHTS WORLDWIDE, PATENT APPLICATIONS-PROSECUTION, OPOSITION, PRIORITIES
The Package of the First Six German Patent Applications
Foreign Patent Protection for the Inventions of Ziegler and Coworkers
The Situation in the United States
Polypropylene: Ziegler/Natta, Conflict as to the Priority
Contentions Proceedings
Montecatini
Du Pont
Compromise and Concessions
Du Pont Sought Further Advantages
The History of Patent Issuance from a Year 2000 Vantage Point
INNOVATION, MARKET DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION
The Market Situation
The Rush for Licenses 1953-1972, Lucrative Second Half 1970-1990
The Marketing of Ziegler Polyolefins
Montecatinís Poll Polyolefin Licenses
Research and Production
First "new" so-called independent Catalysts
The Split between Montecatini and Ziegler in United States
Review
THE AMERICAN CHALLENGE
Hercules, Esso, Phillips, Dart Seek Advantages
Infringement Action Ziegler versus Phillips Petroleum
Hercules forces Ziegler, into legal action against Dart
Between Dallas and New Orleans
Eastman Kodak
Max Fischer, Over and Over
Amoco, Arco and Novamont Launch New Attacks
18 Years of Feud with Dart
Liability Determination
Decision Concerning the Amount of Damages
A Tentative Record of the á115 Patent
Lex Ziegler
Product Patent Protection for "Polypropylene"
"High-Speed-" or "High Mileage-" or "Ziegler-Catalysts of the Second and Third Generation
Nippons Export of Automobiles in the United States
"The last Chapter"
Epilog
INDEX

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