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DANISH BACON – or: Danisco wins Animal Feed Battle against Novozymes

The interesting six-jurisdiction patent case between two of the world’s leading enzyme manufacturers, the Danish companies Danisco A/S (now part of DuPont) and Novozymes A/S has already been subject to earlier blogs both here and several times on EPLAW and PatLit. To recap the story briefly, Novozymes started the proceedings by applying for a preliminary injunction against Danisco on the basis of its EP patent 1 804 592 (“the Patent”) in Denmark, and obtained it following a lengthy trial, and then won again in first instance proceedings in the Netherlands where the Rechtsbank held the patent valid and infringed. Shortly thereafter, however, the tide turned and the patent was revoked i [...]

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