Neuftec Limited, the proprietor of the original
nano-particulate cerium Oxide fuel catalyst technology, today issues
the following statement in response to the press release dated 12 July
2007 issued by Oxonica Plc last year:
In relation to Oxonica's statement, "Neuftec has now confirmed
that its granted European patent in the UK (EP(UK) 1299508) does not
cover the Envirox(TM) formulation currently sold by Energy and that
Energy's dealings with this Envirox(TM) would not infringe any claim of
Neuftec wishes to clarify that:
- Neuftec's confirmation to Oxonica was not in the terms
stated by Oxonica. What Neuftec did confirm, in the context of the
ongoing litigation between Neuftec and Oxonica Energy, was that the
fuel additive product that was sold by Oxonica to Petrol Ofisi of
Turkey in 2006/7 did not infringe the Neuftec patent.
- That limited concession was made on the basis of the
assumed accuracy of the composition statement disclosed by Oxonica in
relation to the second source product.
- At no point in time did or does Neuftec make any
concessions or admissions relating to non-infringement in respect of
any other fuel additive product, formulation or blend that was or is
being sold by Oxonica to other parties.
- Neuftec has obtained several samples of the current Envirox
formulation sold into the marketplace and has conducted initial tests.
These tests have confirmed that the current formulation
differs from Oxonica's composition statement disclosed by Oxonica.
Extensive testing is underway to determine whether or not this current
formulation infringes any of Neuftec's or any other third party's