Celanese sues Anhui Jinhe Industrial for patent infringement
Celanese announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against a Chinese manufacturer of high-potency sweeteners, specifically Acesulfame Potassium, or Ace-K. The complaint alleges that Anhui Jinhe Industrial is infringing a Celanese patent by continuing to unlawfully manufacture, sell and use infringing Ace-K sweetener in China. The Celanese patent is directed to improved production processes for making its Sunett Ace-K sweetener. The patent alleged to be infringed is Chinese Patent CN 104411693B and the patent provides technology advantages to Celanese and its customers for the production and quality of Sunett Ace-K sweetener. With this patent, the technology advantages are recognized as exclusive to Celanese, thereby increasing the benefit to customers by ensuring the highest quality and reliability standards of its Sunett portfolio.