GS CleanTech Launches Ethanol Processing IP Suits

Law360, New York (May 4, 2010, 1:26 PM EDT) -- GS CleanTech Corp. has hit a slew of ethanol companies with lawsuits alleging infringement of a patent for extracting corn oil from ethanol byproducts.

The clean technology developer launched four suits Monday in various federal district courts, accusing the defendants of infringing U.S. Patent Number 7,601,858.

The patent, titled “Method of processing ethanol byproducts and related subsystems,” was issued on Oct. 13, and covers a process for recovering corn oil from the byproducts produced during the manufacture of ethanol from corn, according to the complaints....
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