Gevo responds Butamax lawsuit over pseudomonas KARI enzyme

Gevo responds to Butamax lawsuit over pseudomonas KARI enzyme

12:40 AM, 13th March 2012
Gevo responds to Butamax lawsuit over pseudomonas KARI enzyme

ENGLEWOOD, US: Gevo Inc responded to the latest lawsuit filed by Butamax Biofuels LLC related to US Patent No 8,129,162 covering a modified Pseudomonas KARI enzyme. Gevo asserts that it does not infringe the enzyme claimed in Butamax’s patent. Since January 2011, the US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Gevo five patents as it continues to build its extensive patent portfolio consisting of more than 300 patents and applications for the economic production of isobutanol, process innovations and downstream product applications.

“As we’ve advanced, we’ve realized the value of our unique approach to isobutanol production and our R&D team has developed intellectual property for every phase of production including protecting own enzyme pathway. Gevo has never and will never use the Pseudomonas KARI enzyme described in Butamax’s claims. We see this lawsuit as another attempt by Butamax to stall our significant advances in the commercialization of isobutanol,” said Brett Lund, EVP and General Counsel, Gevo.

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