Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc., an innovator and leader in ceramic materials, today announced that it has successfully settled its patent dispute with II-VI Incorporated related to large sheet sapphire, primarily used for defense and military applications. As part of that settlement, II-VI has agreed to license three patents from Saint-Gobain and dismiss its challenges to those patents with prejudice.
"The Saint-Gobain Group has been named a Derwent Top 100 Global Innovator by Clarivate Analytics for nine consecutive years in recognition of the quantity, quality and impact of its patents," said Michael Cahill, Vice President, Saint-Gobain Crystals and NorPro. "We are proud of our leadership in the IP space and pleased to have reached a settlement with II-VI, which we believe highlights the strength of, and our commitment to, protecting IP."
Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc. is a leader in producing cutting-edge crystals and ceramic components for a variety of particularly demanding markets, including the defense and military, security, aeronautical and aerospace industries.
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions that are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.
€42.6 billion in sales in 2019
Operates in 68 countries
More than 170,000 employees
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Director of Brand, Reputation and Influence
Saint-Gobain North America