Danisco Wins European Patent Office Appeal as Board Revokes Novozymes A/S (NZYMb.CO) Animal Feed Patent
7/6/2012 9:52:40 AM
BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a ruling favoring Danisco, on June 29, the Technical Board of Appeal at the European Patent Office (EPO) revoked Novozymes’ animal feed enzyme patent, European Patent 1,804,592 (EP'592), in its entirety throughout Europe. The Novozymes’ patent that was revoked involves a process of manufacturing an animal feed composition by steam pelleting which contains salt-coated enzyme granules. This revocation restores the ability of Danisco – which DuPont acquired in May 2011 – to engage in commercial activities in Europe and provide customers with innovative solutions in the animal feed business.