DuPont, BP Win Halt To Rival's Fuel Sales In Patent Fight

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 7:16 PM EDT) -- A joint venture of DuPont Co. and BP PLC won a court order from a Delaware federal judge Tuesday temporarily stopping rival Gevo Inc. from filling new orders for isobutanol as the companies continue their legal fight over patents on the biofuel technology.

U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson ordered Gevo not to distribute any bio-based isobutanol to any third party. The company, however, will still be allowed to fulfill two existing contracts, including one with the U.S. Air Force. The temporary restraining order is a stop-gap...
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