Digital Angel sues Allflex and Datamars


October 20 , 2004

Minneapolis, USA --
Digital Angel Corporation, today filed a Complaint against Allflex USA, Inc. and its distributor Pet Health Services (USA) Inc. alleging infringement of its U.S. Pat. No. 5,211,129 entitled “Syringe Implantable Identification Transponder. ”

Digital Angel alleges that both the FDX-A and FDX-B transponders offered by Allflex infringe the ë129 patent and that the transponders currently being sold by Allflex, manufactured by Sokymat, are not covered by the licensing agreement previously entered into between Allflex and Digital Angelís predecessor Destron Fearing.

Separately, Digital Angel Corporation filed a Complaint against Datamars Inc., Datamars SA, The Crystal Import Corporation and Medical Management International, Inc., which does business as Banfield The Pet Hospital alleging infringement of the same U.S. Pat. No. 5,211,129.

The Complaint states that Datamars approached Digital Angel on several occasions seeking a license. Digital Angel offered Datamars a worldwide license. Datamars rejected the offer. The 5,211,129 patent is valid only in the United States.