Swedish Biofuels Diesel and Jet Fuel Patents Maintained in European Patent Court

14 January, 2011 (16:01) | News | By: admin

Swedish Biofuels AB is pleased to announce that the Technical Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office has maintained the European Patent No. 1218472, “Motor Fuel for Diesel, Gas-Turbine and Turbojet Engines”.

The original hearing, when the patent was challenged by BP Oil International Ltd, took place on 17 July 2008. The result was in favor of Swedish Biofuels AB and the patent was maintained. BP chose to appeal the decision and during recent proceedings the Technical Board of Appeal maintained the patent, once again, against the appeal by BP.

Introduced in 2001, the method of the patent for mixing oxygen containing components in standard diesel, is highly effective in combining standard diesel together with components from other sources in particular from biomass. The resulting fuel properties do not require any changes to standard engines.

With this victory, the Swedish Biofuels AB will also continue to innovate and vigorously prosecute infringements of its even broader intellectual property portfolio in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere.

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