Brookstone Sues JC Penney Over BBQ Fork Patent

Law360, New York (May 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Brookstone Co. Inc. has accused J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and The BonTon Stores Inc. of selling barbecue forks with built-in digital meat thermometers that infringe two Brookstone patents.

In a suit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, Brookstone claims that both defendants were given notice that their products allegedly infringe the technology used in Brookstone's Always Perfect Chef’s Fork digital meat thermometer.

According to Brookstone's Web site, “the Always Perfect Chef's Fork combines a digital meat thermometer with a...
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