Jury finds patent infringement in EMS Ready-Mix Truck Wash

Source: Peach State Labs, Rome, Ga.

Peach State Labs will pursue permanent injunction and other relief in U.S. District Court for Middle District of Florida, where a jury has found Environmental Manufacturing Solutions willfully infringed the company’s method for using urea hydrochloride—an industrial chemical that can convert water-insoluble calcium chloride to water-soluble form. The verdict in Environmental Manufacturing Solutions, LLC v. Peach State Labs, Inc. affects EMS Ready-Mix Truck Wash and Wax, plus five other branded compounds. Melbourne, Fla.-based EMS claims widespread heavy-duty truck OEM and body builder approval for the mixer product.