Patent Infringement Investigation
An intellectual property firm working on a case of possible patent infringement provided “blind” samples of stucco to Alliance Technologies for compositional analysis. They provided no guidance on the patent claims or composition, asking Alliance simply to conduct comprehensive analysis and comparison within a specified budget. To resolve this IP case, Alliance:
- reviewed typical stucco compositions to assess likely components & materials,
- developed an analysis strategy to most efficiently yield the maximum possible compositional information,
- and employed XRD, GC, ICP, Microscopy (optical & SEM), and EDX techniques to compare stucco formulations.