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BioTech Firm Wants Redo In $7.5M IP Fight At Fed Circ.

Law360 (May 21, 2019, 9:32 PM EDT) -- Biotechnology company Novozymes A/S has told the Federal Circuit it can't be liable for infringing ethanol processing patents because a previous invention clearly anticipated the patented technology, and it asked the full court to reject a $7.5 million jury verdict.

Novozymes said in a motion for rehearing Monday that a prior international patent application, referred to as the Veit application, showed how to reduce an acid that can cause problems for ethanol processing equipment. Although the Veit application didn't discuss the result of the acid's reduction, the benefit of that process was still anticipated in that filing, Novozymes said.

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830 Patent Infringement (Fed. Question)

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June 15, 2018

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