Embrex wins patent case
Embrex has been awarded over US$1 million for damages
caused by the infringement of two of its US Patents by Breuil S.A. and New Tech
The total amount awarded to Embrex, part of Pfizer Animal Health, was
$1,074,993.94. The patents cover a method for distinguishing live from dead or
infertile poultry eggs using pulsed light methodology and then taking that
information and selectively injecting only eggs identified as suitable for
The court also issued a permanent injunction against Breuil and New Tech
Solutions to prevent any further infringement.
"Our key strategy is to develop, patent, commercialise and defend
innovative in ovo technologies that add value to our customers and Pfizer
shareholders," said Joyce J. Lee, vice president of Worldwide Embrex. "To do
this requires substantial investments by Embrex and we will continue to
protect our intellectual property against infringement."
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