Outokumpu and Outotec enter into a legal dispute

Outokumpu Oyj and Outotec Oyj have entered into a legal dispute over invention rights related to a ferrochrome production method. Outokumpu has made the invention and has filed the patent applications related to this invention regarding the production of ferrochrome nickel.

Outotec is alleging to have rights to the invention and has submitted an application for summons at the District Court of Helsinki. Outokumpu finds these allegations to be completely without merit.

Kimmo Karihtala, Head of Corporate Affairs and Compliance: “These claims against Outokumpu are unfounded. If pursued, Outokumpu will vigorously defend its rights.”

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