NMC patent war: BASF files lawsuit against Umicore over lucrative battery cathode

German chemical giant BASF has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Belgian materials specialist Umicore. The lawsuit claims that Umicore has infringed upon patents that cover a cathode formulation – a type of nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) – that BASF has license to. It also alleges th...

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