Complaint filed by IDEXX Laboratories vs. Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

On July 31, 2015, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. and IDEXX Distribution, Inc. (“Plaintiffs”) filed a complaint against Charles River Laboratories, Inc. and Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (“Defendants”) asserting infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,927,298 (“the ‘298 Patent”), 8,945,945 (“the ‘945 Patent”), and 9,040,308 (“the ‘308 Patent”).  The ‘298 Patent, the ‘945 Patent, and the ‘308 Patent are assigned to the Plaintiffs and are drawn to sample collection and analysis relating to the management of the health status of an animal colony.  The Plaintiffs are asserting that the Defendants are infringing the ‘298 Patent, the ‘945 Patent, and the ‘308 Patent by offering, selling, using and/or providing methods covered by the asserted patents, including the commercialization of its EZ-Spot® product.  The case remains pending and is captioned 1-15-cv-00668.

By:  Jacqueline A. DiRamio

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