DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced it has filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington, D.C., seeking an investigation of the unlawful importation into the United States of artificial sweetener Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K) products that infringe upon United States Patent No. 9,024,016 owned by Celanese.
Celanese contends a number of Ace-K manufacturers have unlawfully introduced sweeteners made via Celanese’s patented technology from China into the United States market. These manufacturers have been notified of their infringement of the asserted patent by the filing of this complaint with the ITC.
Celanese continuously invests in manufacturing and quality improvements and is dedicated to robust research, development and customer support for the sweetener products manufactured by its patented process.
Celanese intends to protect these investments to support customers with quality engineered products, and the company intends to vigorously defend its patented technology against unlawful importation and uses in the United States.
Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our two complementary business cores, Acetyl Chain and Materials Solutions, use the full breadth of Celanese’s global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for our customers and the corporation. As we partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs, we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs approximately 7,000 employees worldwide and had 2015 net sales of $5.7 billion. For more information about Celanese and our product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or our blog at www.celaneseblog.com.
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