Ceramic Industry

H.C. Starck and Cabot Announce Patent Cross-License Agreement

January 18, 2011

H.C. Starck and Cabot Corp. have signed a broad, non-exclusive worldwide patent cross-license agreement that allows mutual access to tantalum and niobium powder technology portions of their respective patent portfolios. This agreement enables each company to independently focus efforts and resources on product innovation and development in vigorous competition.

H.C. Starck and Cabot Supermetals have each built strong patent portfolios through intense R&D efforts on a range of powder technologies, particularly metals, alloys, and oxides based on tantalum and niobium.

For additional details, visit www.hcstarck.com or www.cabot-corp.com.