Inventor Cracks Open Beer-Can IP Suit Against MillerCoors

Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 3:47 PM EDT) -- An Arizona man hit MillerCoors LLC with an infringement suit Wednesday in Texas federal court, claiming the company is ripping off his patent for a vented beer can that creates a smoother pour.

Arthur J. Emanuele III claims MillerCoors, the maker of Miller Lite and Coors Lite, is infringing his patent with its “punch-top can” line of beers, which allows consumers to poke a second hole in the top of their cans, improving airflow and reducing “glug.” He also alleges the company may have stolen his...
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