Danisco Can't Shake Enzyme Patent Suit

Law360, New York (February 10, 2011, 3:29 PM EST) -- Danish biotechnology company Danisco AS has failed to escape rival Novozymes AS' suit alleging infringement of a patent covering a variant of the enzyme alpha amylase, which is used in making fuel ethanol.

Judge Barbara B. Crabb of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin denied Danisco's motion for summary judgment of invalidity on Feb. 4, rejecting the defendant's argument that U.S. Patent Number 7,713,723 is invalid because its written description does not convey to those skilled in the art that the inventor...
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