Patent Holder Says Italian Co. Stole His Invention

Law360, New York (October 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Nevada corporation and a patent holder are suing an Italian company, saying the company and two of its officers stole from an invention that allows consumers to dispense capsules into a container.

Vision International Production Inc. and Michael Anderson claim that Liteco S.R.L. and Marco and Lorenzo Saulle have willfully infringed on three patents. The lawsuit, filed Sept. 26, says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the patents between November 2003 and June 2004.

The Instant Mixer Cap, as the Italian company calls it,...
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