Kraft Foods To Double Number Of Patent Lawyers

Law360, New York (May 11, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Kraft Foods Inc. is planning to double its staff of patent lawyers to fight off rivals’ ability to private-label competing products, according to a published report.

Chief Executive Roger Deromedi told an annual meeting for investors the company's staff of about a dozen patent lawyers would soon be doubled, the Chicago Tribune reported on Wednesday.

“Finding new ideas and protecting the technology surrounding that is vitally important. We are . . . focusing more heavily on innovations, where we can patent the technology,” Deromedi was quoted...
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