Filter Patent Suit V. Brita, Others Evaporates

Law360, New York (November 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A subsidiary of technology giant 3M Innovative Properties Co. has settled its patent infringement suit against Clorox Co. subsidiary Brita, retailer Sears Roebuck & Co. and manufacturer Pentair Filtration Inc. over two of its patents covering a cartridge-based water purification and filtration system.

On Monday, Judge Ann D. Montgomery of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota approved a dismissal with prejudice of all claims against the defendants, as well as counterclaims against the plaintiffs, after the parties indicated that they had settled their...
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