A non-interactive Web site, which provided information about a company’s products and included an e-mail hyperlink, was insufficient in itself to establish jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant in a patent infringement suit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ruled March 9 ( Nutrition Physiology Corp. v. Enviros Ltd., N.D. Texas, No. 5:99-CV-0107-C, 3/9/00).
Nutrition Physiology Corp., a Texas company, owns patents upon compositions and processes for livestock feeds. The patents describe a combination of bacteria and lactic acid to mix with feeds, and state a process to enhance the diet of ruminant animals.
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