P&G Brews Another Suit Over Kraft Coffee Packages

Law360, New York (September 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Procter & Gamble Co. has served up another complaint against rival Kraft Foods Global Inc., the latest effort by P&G to assert patents for plastic coffee containers allegedly infringed by Kraft’s Maxwell House brand products.

The complaint, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, claims that Kraft’s latest four-pound plastic container for Maxwell House coffee directly infringes key P&G patents on Folgers Coffee packaging.

The latest action marks a new front in a deepening feud between the companies; two similar...
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