Case Law Index Animal Identification


July 7, 1975 – March 1, 2011

This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving Animal Identification that were decided between the dates listed above.  The cases are listed in reverse chronological order. The “Text” link goes to the freely available Google Scholar text of the opinion.

 

 

FIFTH CIRCUIT

Avid Identification Systems, Inc. v. Phillips Electronics North America Corp., 2007 WL 2901415 (E.D. Tex. 2007) (patent on RFID technology)

 


EIGHTH CIRCUIT

Crystal Imp. Corp. v. AVID Identification Sys., Inc., 582 F.Supp.2d 1166 (D. Minn. 2008) (trademark infringing on RFID technology)  Text

Crystal Import Corp. v. Avid Identification Sys., Inc., 2008 WL 2120998 (D. Minn. 2008) (patent on RFID technology)

Alien Tech. Corp. v. Intermec, Inc., 2008 WL 504527 (D. N.D. 2008) (patent on RFID technology)

Black Hills Packing Co. v. S. D. Stockgrowers Ass’n, 397 F.Supp. 622 (D. S.D. 1975) (delegation of authority under branding statute)  Text


 

 

NINTH CIRCUIT

In re Wallace, No. 09-20496-TLM, 2010 WL 378351 (Bankr. D. Idaho Jan. 26, 2010) (ownership of bolus identification patent)  Text

Allflex USA, Inc. v. Avid Identification Sys., Inc., 2007 WL 2701331 (C.D. Cal. 2007) (patent on RFID technology)

Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of Am. v. US Dep’t of Ag, 499 F.3d 1108 (C.D. Cal. 2007) (challenge under the Animal Health Protection Act)  Text

Trovan, Ltd. v. Pfizer, Inc., 2000 WL 709149 (C.D. Cal. 2000) (patent infringement on transponders)


 

 

TENTH CIRCUIT

Stanko v. Maher, 419 F.3d 1107 (10th Cir. 2005) (constitutionality of state brand inspector’s powers)  Text

Estate of Harris v. Harris, 218 F.3d 1140 (10th Cir. 2005) (brand is prima facie evidence of ownership)  Text


 

 

D.C. CIRCUIT

Avid Identification Sys., Inc. v. Crystal Import Corp., 603 F.3d 967 (Fed. Cl. 2010) (patent infringement on radio-frequency identification)  Text

Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund v. Vilsack, 636 F.Supp.2d 116 (D.D.C. 2009) (challenge to state animal identification system)  Text

Zanoni v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 605 F.Supp.2d 230 (D. D.C. 2009) (NAIS system exempt from FOIA requests)  Text


 

 

ALASKA

Jerrel v. State, Dept. of Natural Resources, 999 P.2d 138 (Alaska 2000) (failure to clearly mark livestock)  Text


 

 

NORTH DAKOTA

Billey v. N.D. Stockmen’s Ass’n, 579 N.W.2d 171 (N.D. 1998) (constitutionality of state branding law)  Text


 

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

Cont’l Grain Co. v. Brandenburg, 587 N.W.2d 196 (S.D. 1998) (branding law does not supersede the UCC)  Text


 

 

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin v. Miller, No. 08-CX-5 (Wis. Cir. Ct. Mar. 9, 2010) (religious exemption to animal ID program). Text