Gevo vs Butamax: Butamax Heads for Appeal after Court Setback
by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …To Gevo, Butamax we now attend,
And their legal record, we now amend.
The Federal judge overseeing the complex patent infringement litigation between Gevo and Butamax has issued a series of pre-trial rulings and orders, days before the expected start of the first patent trial on April 1st. The result — if you take it from equity analysts and the stock market — a significant win for Gevo, on the whole, though Butamax disputes that (vigorously).
The rulings? “First on claim construction, the court agreed with Gevo on the wording of the claim that is in dispute,” observed Piper Jaffray’s Mike Ritzenthaler. “Second, [the court granted] Gevo’s request for summary judgments on non-infringement and the invalidity of key claims within Butamax’s patents.” READ MORE and MORE (Bloomberg)