Delaware Federal Judge Agrees: Engineered Yeast Patent Is Indefinite

Mealey's (August 4, 2015, 3:40 PM EDT) -- WILMINGTON, Del. — Gevo Inc. won a summary judgment of patent invalidity on Aug. 3 by a Delaware federal judge, as well as a partial summary judgment of noninfringement in a dispute over methods of engineering yeast (Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC v. Gevo Inc., Nos. 12-1036, -1200, -1300, D. Del.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100899).

(Decision available. Document #16-150817-008Z.)

U.S. Judge Sue L. Robinson of the District of Delaware additionally denied a competing motion for summary judgment by plaintiff and patent owner Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC,...
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