Jury Finds Reynolds Didn't Infringe Crock Pot Liner Patent

By David McAfee (June 14, 2013, 8:24 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal jury on Friday found that Reynolds Consumer Products Inc. didn't infringe on a patent for a disposable liner to be used with slow cookers, just days after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. settled claims in the lawsuit brought by plaintiff KKG LLC.

KKG, owned by sole inventor of U.S. Patent No. 7,112,764 Kristy Garcia, filed suit against Reynolds, Wal-Mart, Amazon.com Inc. and other so-called retailer infringers in 2011, saying Reynolds took the idea for its crock pot liner from the patent pending page at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Claims against Wal-Mart were officially dismissed with prejudice on Wednesday...

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