P&G Adds Patent To Coffee Container Suit V. Kraft

Law360, New York (October 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Procter & Gamble Co. has added a patent for fast-roasted coffee to its ongoing infringement dispute with Kraft Foods Global Inc. over plastic coffee containers, a move Kraft has called "desperate."

The amended complaint, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, adds a third patent for P&G's Folgers Coffee to the dispute over the 4-pound containers Kraft uses to package its Maxwell House brand.

The latest patent, U.S. Patent Number 5,721,005, is a utility patent issued in 1998 for a...
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