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Polymers, Patents, Profits : a Classic Case Study for Patent Infighting.

Author: Heinz Martin
Publisher: Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the fascinating, first-hand story of the groundbreaking invention by Nobel prizewinner Karl Ziegler and the patent fights between his research team at the Max Planck Institute of Carbon Research in Germany and the "giants" of the petrochemicals industry, such as Du Pont and Esso. The author joined Ziegler's group throughout the entire period, providing an entertaining case study of an innovative chemical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Patents
Named Person: Karl Ziegler; Karl Ziegler
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heinz Martin
ISBN: 9783527610396 3527610391 1280854669 9781280854668
OCLC Number: 536404192
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)
Contents: Cover --
TOC36;Table of Contents --
Foreword --
Introduction --
Aknowledgements --
CH36;1 The Invention --
146;1 First Observations 195047;1953 --
146;146;1 Standard Oil of Indiana --
146;146;2 Phillips Petroleum Company --
146;146;3 Du Pont --
146;2 Max45;Planck45;Institute44; M252;lheim on the Ruhr --
146;246;1 K46; Ziegler44; H46; Breil44; E46; Holzkamp and H46; Martin --
146;246;2 Experiments between May and December44; 1953 --
146;246;3 Experiments from December 1953 through April 1954 --
146;246;4 Letter from Ziegler to his Patent Attorney von Kreisler --
146;3 Montecatini44; Milano47;G46; Natta and Co45;workers --
146;346;1 The First Experiments with Ziegler catalysts --
146;346;2 Natta44; Orsoni and DeVarda8217;s Visit to Ziegler at M252;lheim on May 1944; 1954 --
146;4 K46; Ziegler and Co45;workers --
146;446;1 H46; Martin58; Experiments May8211;July 644; 195459; H46; Breil58; Masters Thesis --
146;446;2 H46; Martin44; July 195458; Polypropylene --
146;5 19528211;1954 Polypropylene 40;Review41; --
146;546;1 Appraising the Historical Course of the Invention from a Year45;2000 Vantage Point --
References --
CH36;2 The Chemical Industry Connection --
246;1 Farbwerke Hoechst --
246;2 Petrochemicals Limited --
246;3 Steinkohlenbergbauverein 40;Hard Coal Mining Society41;47;Bergwerksverband 40;Mine Association41;47;Ruhr Area Coal Industry --
246;4 The 8220;Run8221; of Prospective US Licensees --
246;446;1 Hercules Powder Company --
246;446;2 Gulf Oil44; Koppers44; Dow44; Union Carbide and Monsanto --
246;446;3 Esso44; the Straggler --
246;446;4 Du Pont --
246;5 Mitsui Chemical44; the First Japanese Licensee --
246;6 Summary --
246;7 Back to the Ruhr58; Ruhrcoal and Bergwerksverband --
246;8 August through December 195458; Montecatini steps up its own Developments --
246;9 The first Ziegler47;Montecatini Pool45;Agreements --
246;10 Polydiene --
246;1046;1 Karl Ziegler and H46; Martin47;Max45;Planck45;Institute for Coal Research59; S46; E46; Horne47;Goodrich Gulf Chemicals Inc46;59; Giulio Natta and Co45;Workers47;Montecatini59; D46;R46; Smith and R46;P46; Zelinski47;Phillips Petroleum Co46; --
References --
CH36;3 Patent Rights Worldwide44; Patent Applications58; Prosecution44; Oppositions44; Priority Rights --
346;1 The Package of the First Six German Patent Applications --
346;2 Foreign Patent Protection for the Inventions of Ziegler and Co45;Workers --
346;3 The Situation in the United States --
346;4 Polypropylene58; Ziegler47;Natta44; Conflict as to the Priority --
346;5 Contention Proceedings --
346;546;1 Montecatini --
346;546;2 Du Pont --
346;546;3 Compromise and Concessions --
346;546;4 Du Pont Sought Further Advantages --
346;6 The History of Patent Issuance from a Year45;2000 Vantage Point --
References --
CH36;4 Innovation44; Market Development44; Production --
446;1 The Market Situation --
446;2 The Rush for Licenses 19538211;197244; Lucrative Second Half 19708211;1990 --
446;3 The Marketing of Ziegler Polyolefins --
446;4 Montecatini8217;s Pool Polyolefin Licenses --
446;5 Research and Production --
446;6 Early 8220;New8221;44; So45;Called Independent Catalysts --
446;646;1 Case 1 --
446;646;2 Case 2 --
446;646;3 Case 3 --
446;6.

Abstract:

This is the fascinating, first-hand story of the groundbreaking invention by Nobel prizewinner Karl Ziegler and the patent fights between his research team at the Max Planck Institute of Carbon Research in Germany and the "giants" of the petrochemicals industry, such as Du Pont and Esso. The author joined Ziegler's group throughout the entire period, providing an entertaining case study of an innovative chemical discovery, presenting interesting historical as well as scientific information. An impressive example of the fights between academia and industry concerning patent rights and.
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"The book offers eloquent testimony of how difficult and costly it is to convert research results into commercial success stories." ("RFP," 1/2008) Heinz Martin has been a close colleague of Prof. Read more...

 
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