Sunbeam Roasts Hamilton Beach Over Coffee Maker IP

Law360, New York (June 27, 2012, 6:38 PM ET) -- Another coffee patent battle is brewing, with Sunbeam Products Inc. suing Hamilton Beach Brands Inc. on Tuesday for allegedly infringing a Sunbeam patent in making the Hamilton Beach BrewStation coffee maker.

A year after Hamilton Beach accused Sunbeam of infringing a patent to make a brew basket for Sunbeam's Mr. Coffee, Sunbeam has sued its rival for using Sunbeam's patented features in the BrewStation. Sunbeam's 1996 patent is for a drip coffeemaker that holds up to 20 cups of joe and dispenses it through a spigot...
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