GS CleanTech Sues Iroquois Bio-Energy for Patent Infringement


Lafayette, Indiana – Patent attorneys for GS CleanTech Corporation of New York City, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GreenShift Corporation, have filed a lawsuit alleging Iroquois Bio-Energy Company, LLC, of Rensselaer, IN, is infringing U.S. Patent No. 7,601,858, titled METHOD OF PROCESSING ETHANOL BYPRODUCTS AND RELATED SUBSYSTEMS, as issued by the U.S. Patent Office.

The ‘858 patent is directed to the recovery of corn oil from the byproducts produced during ethanol manufacture, and the defendant is generally alleged to be practicing one or more of the claimed methods. This case has been assigned to Judge Joseph Van Bokkelenand Magistrate Judge Paul Cherryin the Northern District of Indiana, and assigned case no. 4:10-cv-00038-JVB-PRC.

Practice Tip: While often sought in patent infringement cases, including this one, a preliminary injunction can be difficult to obtain: among other things, the patent holder must show that it will likely prove infringement of one or more patent claims and will suffer “irreparable” harm if an injunction is not granted.Complaint – GS v. Iroquois

Further information about this case is as follows:

Filed: May 3, 2010 as 4:2010cv00038 Updated: May 5, 2010 03:14:12

Plaintiff: GS Cleantech Corporation

Defendant: Iroquois Bio-Energy Company LLC

Judge: Joseph S Van Bokkelen

Cause Of Action: Patent Infringement

Court: Seventh Circuit > Indiana > Northern District Court

Type: Intellectual Property > Patent

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