Coca-Cola Says Co. Can't Seek Monetary Damages In IP Row

Law360, Los Angeles (December 10, 2013, 4:18 PM ET) -- The Coca-Cola Co. urged a South Carolina federal court Monday to dismiss monetary damages claims by a company asserting that its employee is entitled to co-inventorship of a Coca-Cola packaging patent, saying damages are either foreclosed by the contract between the companies or preempted by federal law.

In a motion for summary judgment, Coca-Cola said Ethox Chemicals LLC is not entitled to damages under any theory in a lawsuit seeking to add Ethox employee James Tanner as an inventor on Coca-Cola's U.S. Patent Number 8,110,265, which...
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