Gevo wins new patent, files 5th lawsuit against Butamax

April 20, 2012 |

In Colorado, Gevo has announced yet another patent, USPTO Patent # 8,158,404 for the elimination of another key enzyme pathway in its isobutanol-producing yeast. This is one of three related patents covering technology which block unwanted enzymatic pathways that hijack carbohydrates in yeast.

In the same press release, Gevo announced another infringement case against Butamax and Dupont for its reported unlawful use of the ‘404 Patent.  This would be the fifth patent Gevo is suing over.

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