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DuPont JV Suing Gevo for Patent Infringement

8:56 AM MST | February 24, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

Butamax Advanced Biofuel (Wilmington, DE), a joint venture formed between DuPont and BP, says it filed a patent infringement suit on January 14 against newly public isobutanol producer Gevo (Englewood, CO). The patent in question was issued on December 14, 2010 and covers biocatalysts developed to produce isobutanol and provides protection for Butamax and “its pioneering work in the field,” Butamax says. Specifically, the patent “discloses and claims recombinant microbial host cells that produce isobutanol and methods for the production of...

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