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iGM Resins Successfully Defends Photoinitiators Product Patent

Energy-curing technology provider iGM Resins recently announced an action to enforce the patent of its Omnirad photoinitiators. The company had acquired the Photoinitiators product line from BASF, along with the intelligence and patent for Omnirad 819, in 2016.The globally patented product is a photoinitiator for radical polymerization of unsaturated resins upon UV light exposure. The manufacturing of Omnirad 819 (BAPO) is protected by several patents that are owned and enforced by iGM Resins. These patents include the production processes: EP 1 648 908 B1 and EP 1135 399 B2 along with their equivalents. 

In a press release, the company explained, “When our global team members invest time and resources in our products, we secure patents for our technologies to safeguard their quality and integrity. Each remains firmly committed to the proactive protection of our intellectual property. When we determine that a patent has been infringed upon, we will seek satisfaction through the applicable legal processes of each country against organizations as well as any customer who may be utilizing non-conforming products.”

According to iGM Resins, a thorough analysis of BAPO products currently available on the market found products in violation of its patent. As a result, the company chose to take legal action against the company involved in the production of those product and was successful in winning its case.

The company stated, “After a lengthy legal process, we are pleased to announce that we have won our case. Additionally, we would like to reinforce that producing a patented product as well as using an infringing patent is illegal and we will continue to pursue any/all means to protect our products.”

“We are proud to be a global leader in the energy curing industry,” Wilfrid Gambade, iGM Resins CEO said. “Our team will continue to focus on protecting our products and processes for our customers.”

Visit www.igmresins.com for additional information about iGM Resins and its products. 

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