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Gevo wins round in patent fray; Butamax plans appeal
6:12 AM MDT | March 29, 2013 | â€”Rebecca Coons
A Delaware judge has ruled that Gevo (Englewood, CO) does not infringe two Butamax Advanced Biofuels patents describing methods for the production of biobased isobutanolâ€”the latest development in a two-year patent spat that has seen both sides file multiple infringement suits. According to Gevo, the judgment of noninfringement comes on the heels of the courtâ€™s claim construction determination, which held that Butamaxâ€™s patent numbers 7,851,188 and 7,993,889 require the use of an â€śNADPH-dependentâ€ť KARI enzyme. â€śThis is an outstanding victory for...
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