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Procter & Gamble Targets J&J's Tooth Whitener

Law360 (May 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Procter & Gamble Co. is asking a federal judge to knock a Johnson & Johnson tooth-whitening product off the market, accusing Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary McNeil-PPC Inc. of infringing two patents.

Procter & Gamble filed its lawsuit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, claiming that the defendants' Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips infringe two patents related to tooth whitening-products.

The complaint seeks unspecified monetary damages as well as injunctive relief that would bar the defendants from making, selling or...
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