Oxonica v. Neuftec: Nanoparticle Fuel Additive Litigation in the United Kingdom
Volume 5, Issue 3
Lars Genieser, Venable LLP
Henry Daley, Venable LLP
Nanotechnology innovations will advance the energy and environmental fields. The catalytic particles that comprise the Envirox 2 fuel additive, produced by Oxonica Energy Limited, promise to improve the efficiency of and reduce pollution emitted by automobile engines. In February 2007, Oxonica filed suit seeking a declaratory judgment that (a) Envirox 2 does not fall within the scope of Neuftec Limited’s European patent; and (b) Oxonica does not owe Neuftec licensing fees. In this article, IP lawyers Lars Genieser and Henry Daley discuss patent strategy for nanotechnology within the framework of the pending Oxonica v. Neuftec case.
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