USA: ADM to pay US$24m in damages to Ajinomoto for patent infringement
US agri-business giant Archer Daniel Midland Co has been ordered by the US Supreme Court to pay damages worth US$24m to Japanese seasonings producer Ajinomoto Co . On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld a decision issued last October by a federal circuit court, which ruled that Archer Daniel was guilty of patent infringement. The Supreme Court judge ruled that Ajinomoto had submitted enough evidence to confirm its patent is valid.
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