Balsam Whittles Kraft, Folgers Coffee Patent Feud

Law360, New York (October 27, 2009, 1:40 PM EDT) -- After successfully defeating a motion to dismiss filed by J.M. Smucker Co., Kraft Foods Global Inc. and others, Balsam Coffee Solutions Inc. has opted to drop its second lawsuit against the coffee makers in order to concentrate on an earlier suit over patented coffee processing technology.

Judge Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Monday approved the Canadian coffee company's voluntary motion to dismiss the case in order to avoid duplicative litigation and the potential for inconsistent rulings....
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