Linco Food Systems A/S v. Meyn Food Processing Technology B.V., Supreme Court, Copenhagen, Denmark, 3 December 2009, Docket No. 313/2005
The Danish Supreme Court dismissed Meyn's claim against Linco Food Systems and declared Meyn's patent invalid.
Meyn was granted a patent on a device which cleanses out the intestines of poultry during slaughtering.The enforcement court in Denmark granted an injunction based on the aforementioned patent against a Danish company (Linco Food Systems) which manufactured a similar device. The injunction was upheld on appeal. In the confirmatory action the High Court ruled in favor of the patentee, prohibiting the Danish company from producing and selling the device. In addition, the Danish company was ordered to compensate the patentee financially.