Danisco Targets Novozymes Ethanol-Producing Enzyme Patent

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 2:03 PM EDT) -- DuPont Co. unit Danisco U.S. Inc. has sued rival Novozymes A/S in Iowa federal court, claiming Novozymes is planning to use an enzyme patent issued Tuesday to file an infringement suit over products Danisco invented that are used to produce ethanol.

The U.S. arm of Danisco A/S said in its lawsuit — filed Monday — that its Danish rival is planning on using its newly issued alpha-amylase enzyme patent to go after Danisco's stable of enzyme products, and asked the court to declare that the enzymes...
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