Rival's Coffee Pods Don't Infringe Keurig Patents, Judge Says

Law360, San Francisco (May 24, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday tossed Keurig Inc.'s patent infringement suit against rival Rogers Family Co., finding that Rogers' single-serving cartridges designed to work in Keurig java-brewing machines don't copy Keurig's patents on the pods.

U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV granted Rogers' motion for summary judgment, agreeing that the rival's San Francisco Bay brand OneCup coffee cartridges look different enough from Keurig's that they don't copy the design patent in the suit, and that they don't infringe the two method patents at...
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