Kraft Roasts Balsam Coffee-Processing Patent

Law360, New York (February 22, 2010, 6:23 PM EST) -- Kraft Foods Global Inc. has fired back in Canada-based Balsam Coffee Solutions Inc.’s patent infringement suit targeting Kraft, J.M. Smucker Co. and others over coffee-processing technology, arguing that the asserted patent is invalid as indefinite.

Kraft filed a motion for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Friday, alleging that certain phrases of Balsam’s patent for a method of processing roast and ground coffee are “fatally indefinite” and render the claims of the patent invalid.

The motion claims that...
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