DuPont, BP Can't Stop Gevo Biofuel Sales In Patent Fight

Law360, New York (June 20, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge on Tuesday denied a request by a DuPont Co. and BP PLC joint venture to block rival Gevo Inc. from selling its ethanol-alternative biofuel in a patent infringement case over the companies' biofuel products.

U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson refused the preliminary injunction motion by Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC that would have prevented Gevo from producing its isobutanol biofuel, after she interpreted Butamax's claims and concluded that they were unlikely to prevail.

She also noted that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...
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