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Court documents regarding corn oil patent case unsealed

Court documents regarding corn oil patent case unsealed

By Holly Jessen | November 20, 2014
 

Court documents dated Oct. 23, which ruled in favor of 14 ethanol plant defendants, were unsealed Nov. 13, revealing details of a court battle over corn oil separation technology. The cases, which were consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, concern patents held by GS CleanTech Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of GreenShift Corp.

The 14 ethanol plants named in the case are: Cardinal Ethanol LLC, Lincolnway Energy LLC, ...

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Redated Order on Cross Motions for Summary Judgment - Doc. 1383

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA
      INDIANAPOLIS DIVISION

IN RE: METHOD OF PROCESSING

ETHANOL BYPRODUCTS AND
RELATED SUBSYSTEMS (‘858) PATENT                                            No. 1:10-ml-02181-LJM-DML
LITIGATION


RELATED CASES:
1:10-cv-00180-LJM-DML
1:10-cv-08001-LJM-DML
1:10-cv-08002-LJM-DML
1:10-cv-08003-LJM-DML
1:10-cv-08004-LJM-DML
1:10-cv-08005-LJM-DML
1:10-cv-08006-LJM-DML
1:10-cv-08007-LJM-DML
1:10-cv-08008-LJM-DML
1:10-cv-08009-LJM-DML
1:10-cv-08010-LJM-DML
1:10-cv-08011-LJM-DML

                                 REDACTED ORDER ON CROSS MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

This Order addresses all pending motions for summary judgment filed by the original parties in this cause because the briefing incorporates by reference either facts or arguments made in other pleadings and the issues are interrelated, particularly with respect to the proper construction of claim terms. More specifically, patent holder GS CleanTech Corporation (“CleanTech”) has moved for summary judgment of infringement of...

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GS Cleantech Patents Held Not Infringed and Invalid

 

(Colwich, Kan. –October 24, 2014)– ICM, Inc. is pleased to announce that the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana issued a sealed order on October 23, 2014 holding all asserted GS CleanTech's corn oil separation patents (U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,601,858; 8,008,516; 8,008,517; 8,283,484; and 8,168,037) invalid and not infringed.

"The District Court’s Order resolves all pending motions for summary judgment in the Multi-District Litigation." said Brian Burris, Vice-President and General Counsel of ICM, Inc. "This is a paramount ruling in the patent litigation and will be beneficial for the entire ethanol industry that ICM continues to support."

The District Court has ordered the parties to show cause by November 6, 2014 as to why the Court should not unseal the entirety of the document for public access.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Contact:
Deborah Bolen, ICM, Inc.
316-977-6882 Office.

 

 

 

ICM, Inc. Announces Signed Contract with IGPC Ethanol, Inc. as the First Canadian Adopter of Fiber Separation TechnologyTM

(Colwich, Kan. – June 9, 2014) – ICM, Inc. is pleased to announce that IGPC Ethanol, Inc. of Ontario, Canada has signed a contract to be the first Canadian Adopter of ICM’s patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology™ (FSTTM). FST™ is a value-added platform technology that increases ethanol yield and throughput, as well as increases oil recovery for its customers. Removing the fiber from the standard ethanol process allows the plant to produce each gallon more efficiently as well as creates the opportunity for diversified co-products with high protein feeds and fiber.

Chris Mitchell, President of ICM, Inc., said, “ICM is very excited to move forward with IGPC as they adopt the FSTTM process. FSTTM is the next step after Selective Milling TechnologyTM, which the plant purchased in 2013. The platform technologies build on each other, increasing ethanol and corn oil yield, as well as enabling additional throughput and reducing energy usage. Every gallon produced will be processed more efficiently with the addition of the technologies.”

Jim Grey, CEO of IGPC Ethanol, Inc. said “Through our previous collaboration with ICM, we believed it was important to continue down the path of obtaining their critical platform technologies that are necessary for making a sustained impact on agriculture and economic development for our region, and strategically position our business for future opportunities.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Contact:
Deborah Bolen, ICM, Inc.
316-977-6882 Office.