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Kraft Flips Script, Sues P&G In Container Patent Spat

Law360 (November 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The war between rivals Kraft Foods Holding Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co. over plastic coffee containers continues to intensify with the filing of another lawsuit alleging patent infringement and subsequent counterclaims.

Kraft fired the first shot in this latest skirmish, filing a patent infringement suit Oct. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. The suit alleged P&G's plastic cannister packaging for its Folgers brand coffee is infringing on its patent for a Vented Can Overcap.

Kraft asked the court for...
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