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Butamax Files Additional Infringement Claims Against Gevo

10:51 AM MDT | August 14, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE) says it has filed an additional patent infringement lawsuit against biobased isobutanol rival Gevo (Englewood, CO), alleging Gevo unlawfully uses Butamax intellectual property contained in its recently granted Patent 8,241,878 (‘878 patent). The ‘878 patent provides early protection for high-activity enzymes that perform a key a step in the pathway for making isobutanol, Butamax says. “Butamax was first to identify the superior activity of these DHAD [dihydroxy-acid dehydratase] enzymes for the...

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