On March 20, berry specialist Driscoll’s has sued California Berry Cultivars (CBC) and its co-founder Douglas Shaw for alleged patent infringement and conversion of its proprietary strawberry varieties. This case follows a previous complaint made by UC Davis against California Berry Cultivars (CBC) in May 2017, when a jury found CBC guilty of “wilful patent infringement”. Following the outcome of this trial, CBC breeding records were made public, allegedly revealing that CBC had been breeding with several of Driscoll’s varieties.
Driscoll’s takes CBC to court for alleged patent infringement
Driscoll’s donates 2,350 kg of food to local charities
This year, berry company Driscoll’s donated 349 children’s gifts, 2,350 kg of food and 3,390 euros to local communities in Spain, Portugal, the UK and the Netherlands.
In a press release, the company said the donations were collected during sport events, fundraisers and a family day.
A team also dedicated 82 hours to voluntary work for a senior home, women’s shelter and a number of food banks.