BioSpace.com

Biotech and Pharmaceutical
News & Jobs
Search the Site
 
   
Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Channel Medical Device and Diagnostics Channel Clinical Research Channel BioSpace Collaborative    Job Seekers:  Register | Login          Employers:  Register | Login  

NEWSLETTERS
Free Newsletters
Archive
My Subscriptions

NEWS
News by Subject
News by Disease
News by Date
PLoS
Search News
Post Your News
JoVE

CAREER NETWORK
Job Seeker Login
Most Recent Jobs
Browse Biotech Jobs
Search Jobs
Post Resume
Career Fairs
Career Resources
For Employers

HOTBEDS
Regional News
US & Canada
  Biotech Bay
  Biotech Beach
  Genetown
  Pharm Country
  BioCapital
  BioMidwest
  Bio NC
  BioForest
  Southern Pharm
  BioCanada East
  US Device
Europe
Asia

DIVERSITY

INVESTOR
Market Summary
News
IPOs

PROFILES
Company Profiles

START UPS
Companies
Events

INTELLIGENCE
Research Store

INDUSTRY EVENTS
Biotech Events
Post an Event
RESOURCES
Real Estate
Business Opportunities

 News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
eNewsletter Signup
Miles
Km80.5

   

Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels LLC. Announces Immediate Appeal of Court Decisions on Claim Construction and Summary Judgment


3/21/2013 9:45:56 AM

WILMINGTON, Del., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the leading biobutanol technology company, announced today it would appeal the Court's claim construction and decisions on certain motions before the Court in Butamax's litigation against Gevo.

Paul Beckwith, Butamax Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Butamax has decided to appeal this case immediately. Butamax strongly disagrees with the Court's claim construction. We do not believe it is consistent with either the patent, rules for patent claim construction or statements made by the Federal Circuit. We have therefore decided to appeal immediately to resolve this matter before going to trial. We are confident the Federal Circuit will determine this matter in our favor."

The Court made no overall determination on literal infringement and denied Gevo's motions of invalidity on all but two of 37 patent claims being asserted by Butamax against Gevo. However, despite previous statements from the Federal Circuit, the Court chose a very narrow claim construction for the KARI enzyme element of the claims. This narrow interpretation, in Butamax's view, is in error as a matter of law and therefore Butamax is taking this claim construction immediately back to the Federal Circuit for appeal.

Beckwith continues, "This is still an early stage in what is likely to be a long and complicated litigation, involving many patents that will take several years for the courts to resolve. Butamax is currently enforcing six other patents against Gevo and will vigorously continue to do so while this case is appealed."

Butamax remains strongly committed to near term commercialization of its biobutanol technology. Butamax will continue its strategy of bringing advanced biofuels to the consumer and providing a real solution to the blendwall.

About Butamax

Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC was formed to develop and commercialize biobutanol as a next generation renewable biofuel for the transport market. The company benefits from the synergy of DuPont's proven industrial biotechnology experience and BP's global fuels market knowledge. Butamax's proprietary technology offers a cost-advantaged manufacturing process for isobutanol with value from field to pump. For more information, visit www.butamax.com.

Butamax is a trademark of Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC.

Media Contact:
Mark Buse 202-679-5576
Mark.Buse@butamax.com

SOURCE Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC



Read at BioSpace.com

   

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES