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Side Letter - Maxygen Inc. and Codexis Inc.
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September 11, 2007
Attn: Doug Sheehy
200 Penobscot Drive
Redwood City, CA 94063
This letter confirms that, based on Codexis' representations in its letter dated March 30, 2007, Codexis has satisfied the requirements of (i) Section 2.1.6(a) of the License Agreement for SubField 8, Category (a), set forth on Exhibit G to the Agreement, and (ii) Section 2.1,6(d) of the Agreement for SubField 8, Category (b), set forth on Exhibit G to the Agreement.
Accordingly, Maxygen agrees that, as of March 30, 2007, the fuels and fuel additives (and intermediates thereof) specified below, shall be Supplemental Products:
For purposes of clarification, "fuel additives" means substances which are intended to be added to fuel to modify the characteristics of such fuel, including, for example, biodegradability, combustibility, viscosity and/or emissions profile.
"Biomass" shall mean organic, non-fossil, Plant-derived matter available on a renewable basis, including, for example, crops and/or trees grown or harvested for use for fuel
and/or fuel additive production, agricultural food and feed crops, aquatic plants and, in each case, organic wastes derived from the foregoing, including municipal wastes (e.g., newspapers).
Notwithstanding the above, no right or license is granted by this letter to Codexis to use any Enabling Technology to alter or modify any gene(s) of any Plant to (a) [*], or (b) [*]; provided, however, Codexis may produce in Category II Plants chemicals that are Supplemental Products as set forth above.
In addition, Maxygen agrees that, in accordance with Section 1.55 of the Agreement, the Reserved SubField Termination Date for the Modified SubFields (i.e., SubFields 3, 8, 9 and 10) is extended until the period ending seven (7) years after the Amendment Date.
Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Agreement.
Please indicate Codexis' agreement to the foregoing by countersigning below.
/s/ Michael S. Rabson
Michael S. Rabson
UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED
BY CODEXIS, INC.
[*] Certain information in this document has been omitted and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Confidential treatment has been requested with respect to the omitted portions.