Yet again ICM misled producers. This time, to believe the AOS didn't infringe. Even Valero claimed it wasn't part of the litigation. Wrong. These new lawsuits demonstrate for the first time the AOS is the subject of this litigation. The patents claims clearly have the AOS covered, the Marksman ruling removed all doubt of that.
Valero Email from two years ago...
" From: "Gillingham, Jim"
Date: September 20, 2011 3:56:46 PM EDT
Subject: RE: Corn Oil System
ICM and Greenshift are involved in patent litigation stemming from an earlier form of corn oil extraction technology. Valero is not a party in that litigation.
The ICM AOS process which we are licensing is a new technology with a pending patent which is different from the older technology and is not the subject of the ICM/Greenshift litigation.
Wrong Jim. The AOS is now the subject of this litigation. We're coming for you Valero...
Did ICM get spooked? They changed the picture on their website. Before they showed the Tricanter separating oil from evaporated stillage and feeding a separated product that's mostly oil to the AOS. I think they're getting a little nervous.
What will it be Valero? Sign or get sued? We already know what you told the public was a lie. The AOS is now the subject of the litigation and you're struck with 1/2 the oil yields and about to get sued.