Judge Tosses Coca-Cola's Suit Against Pepsi

Law360, New York (July 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge threw out a lawsuit by Coca-Cola Co. against rival soda maker Pepsi-Cola Co., ruling that Pepsi had not infringed Coca-Cola's patent on a bag that dispenses syrup for fountain sodas.

“It confirmed what we knew all along, that there was no infringement,” Pepsi spokesperson Dave DeCecco told Dow Jones news service.

Coca-Cola was reviewing the decision and an appeal may be forthcoming, according to Dow Jones. The company has 30 days to decide.

Judge Richard Story of the Northern District of Atlanta ruled that...
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