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Ecolab and Diversey Resolve Patent Infringement Lawsuit Through License


May 26, 2015
By Business Wire News

ST. PAUL, Minn.

Ecolab Inc. and Kleancheck Systems LLC, announced that they have resolved a patent infringement lawsuit brought against Diversey, Inc., through a license to Diversey to certain U.S. patents covering the cleaning monitoring techniques invented by Dr. Philip Carling, a leading authority in infectious disease medicine.

Ecolab and Kleancheck filed the patent infringement lawsuit against Diversey on August 14, 2012, alleging that the Diversey VeriClean® fluorescent monitoring system infringed two of Dr. Carling’s U.S. patents owned by his development company, Kleancheck, and exclusively licensed to Ecolab. Ecolab offers its own fluorescent cleaning monitoring system under the DAZO® and EnCompass® brands. DAZO and EnCompass Monitoring are key components of Ecolab’s value proposition to help hospitals combat healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

All other details of the resolution are confidential.

About Ecolab
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2014 sales of $14 billion and 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com. Follow us on Twitter @ecolab or Facebook at facebook.com/ecolab.

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