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Folgers, Kraft, Melitta Sued Over Coffee Patent

Law360 (March 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Balsam Coffee Solutions Inc. has sued Folgers Coffee Co. and its parent J.M. Smucker Co., Kraft Foods Inc. and Melitta USA Inc. for allegedly infringing a patent on a method for processing coffee.

In a complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Ontario-based Balsam alleges that the defendants sell products that infringe U.S. Patent Number 6,861,086, titled “Method of processing roasted coffee.”

The '086 patent, issued in 2001, describes a method wherein coffee is ground and transported into receiving...
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