P&G, Kraft Foods Settle Coffee Packaging Litigation

Law360, New York (January 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Procter & Gamble Co. and Kraft Foods Global Inc. have settled heated patent litigation over plastic packaging for their competing coffee brands.

Both companies announced in separate statements Friday that the lawsuits had been settled and that the financial terms and additional details of the deal would not be disclosed. The settlement resolves suits in federal courts in Ohio and California over packaging for P&G's Folgers brand and Kraft's Maxwell House.

“Kraft Foods is pleased to settle this matter with P&G in such an efficient and...
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