Butamax Shakes Gevo Patent Suit Over Biofuel Technology

Law360, Los Angeles (July 29, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT) -- BP PLC and DuPont Co. joint venture Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC notched a victory in its ongoing patent battle with Gevo Inc. when a Delaware federal judge ruled Friday that Butamax didn't infringe two Gevo patents covering technology for creating an ethanol-alternative biofuel.

U.S. District Court Judge Sue Robinson granted Butamax's motion for summary judgment of noninfringement of U.S. Patent Numbers 8,017,375 and 8,017,376, which are related to the production of isobutanol from recombinant microorganisms.

Gevo had alleged infringement of the patents in a counterclaim to...
To view the full article, register now.