MADISON, Wisc. — Oxbo International Corp., a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of specialized agricultural equipment, announced today a significant victory in the patent infringement case against H&S Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Oxbo pioneered the design and development of triple head windrow 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 strength 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.
About Oxbo International Corp.
Headquartered in Byron, N.Y., and with roots dating back to the 1950s, Oxbo International manufactures a wide range of specialty agricultural equipment including products that harvest forage, processing and fresh market vegetables, berries, coffee, grapes, olives and seed corn. The company operates four manufacturing facilities in Byron New York, Clear Lake Wisconsin, Lynden Washington and Cruz Alta Brazil as well as corporate sales and service locations throughout North America. Oxbo supplies equipment worldwide to customers in more than 30 countries.