July 22, 2019


Pancosma and BASF settle patent dispute with Biochem




PANCOSMA SA and BASF SE have settled their patent dispute with BIOCHEM Zusatzstoffe Handels- und Produktionsgesellschaft mbH concerning the intellectual property rights of metal-glycinates. The patent dispute was settled in Germany on June 24, 2019.

As a result of the settlement, the glycinate IP rights EP 1453843 B1 and EP 2161075 B1 are maintained and BIOCHEM was granted a license thereto.

The companies are pleased with the outcome and are looking forward to further develop metal glycinates to the benefit of their respective customers.

The patent-protected glycinates comprise copper, iron, manganese, and zinc. These glycinates are patent-protected due to a unique technology that provides free-flowing granules and enables outstanding bioavailability. In addition, they show excellent mixing properties and easily dissolve in water. Due to their superior bioavailability, glycinates optimally supply the animal with trace elements, and the environment benefits from less excreted trace elements.