Fed. Circ. Affirms Tetra Pak's Cheese Vat Patent Win

Law360, New York (August 6, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday affirmed that a Wisconsin company's commercial cheesemaking vat infringes a Tetra Pak Cheese and Powder Systems Inc. patent covering technology that makes the cheese manufacturing process more efficient.

In a unanimous decision, the appellate court said Cheese Systems Inc.'s high solids cheese vat infringes asserted claims in Tetra Pak's U.S. Patent Number 5,985,347. The Federal Circuit also denied Cheese Systems' invalidity defenses, rejecting arguments that the '347 was obvious or anticipated in light of prior art.

The decision backs an earlier...
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