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Nalco and Turner Designs Reach Patent Infringement Settlement Agreement

November 13, 2014

Nalco, an Ecolab company, and Turner Designs have settled a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Nalco against Turner in June 2013 for infringement of Nalco's U.S. Pat. No. 6,255,118 that covers the use of a silicone photodiode-containing fluorometer in water treatment applications.

As part of the settlement agreement, Turner acknowledged that the use and sale of the Little Dipper fluorometer infringed on Nalco's patent and agreed to an injunction that prohibits further sales of the Little Dipper product. As of Feb. 1, 2015, Turner Designs will no longer ship or use a silicone photodiode-containing fluorometer for water treatment applications. Nalco is the only source of the well-established and proven silicone photodiode-containing fluorometer, which is part of the innovative, state-of-art 3D TRASARTM platform.

Nalco’s 3D TRASAR technology combines chemistry, remote services and sophisticated monitoring and controls to improve a range of industrial operations to help customers reduce water use, improve energy efficiency and lower total cost of operations. With more than 27,000 units saving more than 400 billion gallons of water, Nalco is committed to enhancing its 3D TRASAR platform to give customers more of the web-based information and operational assistance they need to control cooling water systems and their processes. This new technology will continue to provide system assurance, improve operational efficiency, increase water/energy savings and enhance asset protection and is expected to launch in November 2014.

Learn more about 3D TRASAR technology here

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