Fed. Circ. Kicks Suit Against Heinz Packaging To 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (September 6, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday booted a suit brought by an inventor alleging that H.J. Heinz Co. stole his idea for condiment packaging, ruling that because the initial suit did not assert patent claims, it does not have jurisdiction over the case.

Both Heinz and plaintiff David Wawrzynski argued that the case belonged in the Federal Circuit, arguing that the suit tackled patent issues at different points in time. The three-judge panel was not convinced by either side's reasoning and unanimously transferred the suit to the...
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