Calgon Carbon, Trojan settle UV patent disputes
Pittsburgh company has reached an agreement with the Danaher unit regarding legal disputes related to certain Calgon Carbon patents for the use of ultraviolet light to disinfect drinking water. This agreement resolves any and all claims by and between the companies, customers and consultants in litigation pending in New York and Canada. In exchange for an undisclosed payment, Calgon Carbon will grant Trojan worldwide immunity from all current and future legal action related to the patents...
PITTSBURGH, PA, March 6, 2007 -- Calgon Carbon Corp. announced today that it has reached an agreement with Trojan Technologies (Trojan) regarding legal disputes related to certain Calgon Carbon patents for the use of ultraviolet light to disinfect drinking water (the "Calgon Carbon UV Patents"). This agreement resolves any and all claims by and between Calgon Carbon, Trojan, its customers, and consultants in the litigations that were pending in the Western District of New York and in Canada.
In exchange for an undisclosed cash payment by Trojan, Calgon Carbon will grant Trojan worldwide immunity from all current and future legal action related to the Calgon Carbon UV Patents.
Commenting on the announcement, John Stanik, president and chief executive officer of Calgon Carbon, said, "The agreement with Trojan signifies the end of a long and costly dispute between our two companies and allows Trojan and its customers worldwide to utilize the technology covered by the Calgon Carbon UV Patents for the control of Cryptosporidium and other pathogens in drinking water."
Calgon Carbon Corp. (www.calgoncarbon.com), with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, is a global leader in services and solutions for making air and water cleaner and safer.
Trojan Technologies (www.trojanuv.com) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation of Washington, D.C. Trojan designs, manufactures and sells UV systems for municipal wastewater and drinking water facilities, as well as for the residential market. The company also designs and installs treatment technology for the environmental contaminant and micropollutant destruction market and partners with Aquafine Corporation of Valencia, California to provide UV solutions to the Industrial and Commercial markets. With over 4,000 municipal facilities in more than 50 countries using its technology, Trojan has the largest installed base of UV systems in the world. Headquartered in London, Ontario, Canada, the company also has offices in the U.K., Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and the United States.