Gevo Didn't Infringe Butamax Patents, Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (March 19, 2013, 9:54 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge on Tuesday cleared Gevo Inc. of claims that it infringed two patents held by BP PLC and DuPont Co. joint venture Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC by selling an ethanol alternative biofuel, granting Gevo's motion for summary judgment of noninfringement with respect to the patents.

The opinion comes after the Federal Circuit in November turned away Butamax’s challenge to a Deleware federal judge’s denial of a preliminary injunction blocking the alleged infringement of a patent relating to the use of recombinant yeast to...
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