Keurig Asks Fed. Circ. For New Trial In Coffee Cup IP Fight

Law360, Washington (March 6, 2014, 3:37 PM EST) -- Keurig Inc. asked a Federal Circuit panel on Thursday to order a new trial in its pierceable coffee cup patent infringement spat with Rogers Family Co., claiming a lower court judge made inappropriate factual findings that should have been made by a jury.

According to Keurig, U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV incorrectly determined that Keurig's beverage cartridge design patent actually covered functional characteristics that were necessary to make the company's brewers produce coffee. However, Keurig contended the judge's analysis was overly narrow and failed...
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