Kaneka Reaches Settlement with Sinochem on Ubiquinol '044 Patent

Kaneka and Sinochem have reached a settlement of this case, pursuant to which Sinochem has acknowledged the validity, enforceability and infringement of the ‘044 Patent, has agreed to entry of an injunction preventing the sale by Sinochem of reduced coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinol) products within the United States, and has agreed to refrain from marketing, importing, using, offering for sale or selling such products within the United States during the remaining term of U.S. Patent No. 7,145,044, which expires on September 12, 2022.

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Pasadena, TX (PRWEB) November 12, 2012

Kaneka Corporation (“Kaneka”) filed suit against Sinochem Jiangsu Co. Ltd (“Sinochem”) and Sinochem American Holdings Inc. in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (Case # CV 09-07290/GHK (SSX)), alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,145,044, which covers methods of producing reduced Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinol) using solvents with high oxidation-protective effects. Sinochem American Holdings Inc. was dismissed from the suit on April 14, 2011.

Kaneka and Sinochem have reached a settlement of this case, pursuant to which Sinochem has acknowledged the validity, enforceability and infringement of the ‘044 Patent, has agreed to entry of an injunction preventing the sale by Sinochem of reduced Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinol) products within the United States, and has agreed to refrain from marketing, importing, using, offering for sale or selling such products within the United States during the remaining term of U.S. Patent No. 7,145,044, which expires on September 12, 2022.
Under the terms of the agreement, other details of the settlement remain confidential.

About Kaneka North America, LLC.
Kaneka North America LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kaneka Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Kaneka is the largest manufacturer of CoQ10 in the world and the Pasadena, Texas facility is the first and only CoQ10 manufacturer in the United States.

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