Supreme Court Won't Hear Cheese Vat Patent Appeal

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by Cheese and Whey Systems Inc. of a Federal Circuit finding that the company had literally infringed on a patent for a commercial cheese-making vat held by Tetra Pak Cheese and Powder.

By including the case in its list of certiorari denials, the Supreme Court let stand the Federal Circuit’s August ruling that Cheese Systems had literally infringed on the “agitator panel” portion of Tetra Pak’s cheese vat patent.

“This was not a surprise,” Philip...
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