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Intellectual Property Articles:

Patents News In Minnesota - Google News

Ending years of litigation, Gevo and Butamax to work on creating markets for ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Gevo Inc., a small, struggling company that owns the Minnesota plant, and competitor Butamax Advanced Biofuels announced they settled multiple lawsuits over patents to produce isobutanol, which is used as engine fuel and in making green chemicals and ...
Gevo Rises After Settling Butamax Dispute Over Biofuels PatentsBloomberg
Butamax, Gevo settle patent disputeBiomass Magazine
Butamax, Gevo settle, will work together on market developmentEthanol Producer Magazine

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DuPont bets on billion-dollar ethanol industry
The News Journal
And now, with a patent dispute settled, DuPont and its partner BP can focus on convincing ethanol plants to convert to producing its product, bio-butanol, and take a big share of the more-than-$20 billion U.S. ethanol market. DuPont and BP have spent ...
Here's a brief timeline of the Butamax-Gevo patent feudTechnical.ly Delaware

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District of Minnesota orders patentee to reduce number of asserted claims ...
Lexology (registration)
In May, the District of Minnesota ordered the parties in a patent case to meet and confer to try to reach an agreement regarding the deadline by which the patentee must reduce the number of asserted claims. See ?When Should a Court Order a Patentee to ...

Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Higher; Best Buy Tops Q2 Views
The Richfield, Minnesota-based company reported quarterly net income of $164 million, or $0.46 per share, up from $146 million, or $0.42 per share, in the year-ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, the company's adjusted earnings came in at $0.49 ...

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