USPTO Validated Our Coffee Container Patent: P&G

Law360, New York (November 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has confirmed the validity of a Procter & Gamble Co. patent that plays a role in several lawsuits between P&G and Kraft Foods Inc. over plastic coffee containers, P&G said Friday.

The USPTO's scrutiny of the patent led to two cases P&G filed against Kraft in California being put in a holding pattern. P&G also filed a patent suit against Kraft that included the patent in Ohio in September.

"With this decision, which validates our position, we're even more confident...
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