NEW YORK – Ajinomoto Co. has won a protracted lawsuit against Archer Daniels Midland Co. of the United States for infringing its patent on an amino acid production method for livestock feed, company officials said Tuesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered the U.S. firm to pay compensation of $24 million, upholding an appellate court decision in favor of Ajinomoto last October.
The case began in April 1995 when Ajinomoto filed the lawsuit with a federal district court in Delaware.
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