Oxbo announced today a significant victory in the patent infringement case against H&S Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Oxbo pioneered the design and development of triple head windreow merger technology and holds 12 United States patents covering that technology. In May, 2015 Oxbo brought a lawsuit against H&S in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. The lawsuit claimed that four of Oxbo’s triple head merger patents were infringed. In a May 2017 court decision and a June 2017 jury verdict, Oxbo’s patents were found to be valid and infringed by H&S’s Tri-Flex windrow merger. The jury awarded damages to Oxbo and the court issued an injunction prohibiting H&S from making, using or selling its Tri-Flex windrow mergers.
“We are pleased with the judge’s decisions and the jury’s verdict in this case, which validate Oxbo’s commitment to innovation and the strenght of its windrow merger patents” said Gary Stich, Oxbo president and CEO.
These developments are a continuation of Oxbo’s focus and investment in advanced forage merger technology. Before the H&S case , Oxbo and Kuhn North America, Inc. entered into a cross-licensing agreement for certain windrow merger technology, including the patents involved in this case.