Chapter 1. The Invention

  1. Dr. Heinz Martin

Published Online: 20 FEB 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610402.ch1

Polymers, Patents, Profits: A Classic Case Study for Patent Infighting

Polymers, Patents, Profits: A Classic Case Study for Patent Infighting

How to Cite

Martin, H. (2007) The Invention, in Polymers, Patents, Profits: A Classic Case Study for Patent Infighting, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610402.ch1

Author Information

  1. Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1, 45470 Mülheim, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 FEB 2007
  2. Published Print: 9 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527318094

Online ISBN: 9783527610402

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Keywords:

  • polymers;
  • patents;
  • profits;
  • invention;
  • first observations 1950/1953;
  • Max-Planck-Institute;
  • Mülheim on the Ruhr;
  • Montecatini;
  • Milano/G. Natta and co-workers;
  • K. Ziegler and Co-workers;
  • 1952–1954 polypropylene

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • First Observations 1950/1953

    • Standard Oil of Indiana

    • Phillips Petroleum Company

    • Du Pont

      • From the Beginning up to the Patent Application

      • Only a Scant Experimental “Polypropylene“

  • Max-Planck-Institute, Mülheim on the Ruhr

    • K. Ziegler, H. Breil, E. Holzkamp and H. Martin

    • Experiments between May and December, 1953

      • Montecatini Points to the Contractual Rights and Obligations

    • Experiments from December 1953 through April 1954

    • Letter from Ziegler to his Patent Attorney von Kreisler

  • Montecatini, Milano/G. Natta and Co-workers

    • The First Experiments with Ziegler catalysts

    • Natta, Orsoni and DeVarda's Visit to Ziegler at Mülheim on May 19, 1954

  • K. Ziegler and Co-workers

    • H. Martin: Experiments May–July 6, 1954; H. Breil: Masters Thesis

    • H. Martin, July 1954: Polypropylene

  • 1952–1954 Polypropylene (Review)

    • Appraising the Historical Course of the Invention from a Year-2000 Vantage Point

  • References