In this patent infringement case, Yetter Coleman represented plaintiffs Bou-Matic, the exclusive licensee, and Chowdhury, the inventor and licensor.
The patent covers a novel and highly efficient teat liner for use in automatic milking machines. Defendant Waikato, a New Zealand based company, has been willfully infringing the patent as a means to enter the U.S. dairy market and is threatening Bou-Matic’s market share and industry reputation as an innovator. This case was important to Bou-Matic to preserve its reputation as an industry leader in the highly-competitive dairy industry. After engaging in discovery the case settled with the payment of full past and protected future damages to Bou-Matic in exchange for a paid-up license.