Mr. Coffee Maker Hit With Brew Basket Patent Suit

Law360, New York (August 18, 2011, 6:36 PM EDT) -- Hamilton Beach Brands Inc. sued Sunbeam Products Inc. in Virginia federal court on Friday, claiming its Mr. Coffee brand of disposable brew baskets for coffee makers infringed its patent covering brew baskets.

The suit claims that Sunbeam — a unit of Jarden Consumer Solutions — produces and sells disposable brew baskets that infringe a patent that "discloses and claims various novel and unique features relating to brew baskets for coffee makers."

Hamilton Beach is seeking an order requiring that, at a minimum, Jarden pay royalties to...
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